Scrotal pathology as the cause for hip pain: Diagnostic findings on bone scintigraphy

Douglas H. Sheafor, Lawrence E. Holder, David Thompson, Donald S. Schauwecker, Gina L. Sager, Edward G. McFarland

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Scrotal scintigraphy has become a relatively uncommon examination in many nuclear medicine departments. However, scrotal perfusin is visualized during three-phase bone imaging of the pelvis and hips. The authors present a compilation of three cases of hip pain secondary to unsuspected scrotal pathology documented on routine three-phase bone scintigraphy, discussing this topic for the first time in the literature. A short review of the pathophysiology of referred hip pain, differential diagnosis, and imaging alternatives emphasize the unique contribution of nuclear imaging.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)287-291
Number of pages5
JournalClinical nuclear medicine
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 24 1997


  • Radionuclide Bone Imaging
  • Referred Hip Pain
  • Scrotal Pathology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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