Reproductive System & Sexual Disorders: Current Research

Reproductive System & Sexual Disorders: Current Research
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Bilateral Ductal Ectasia of the Rete Testis: A Case Report and Literature Review

Adil Omer, Ester Engelman, Alan Krauthamer and Richard Zupcak

A 58-year-old male presented to the emergency department with right scrotal pain and swelling. The patient’s past medical history of epididymitis was unraveled. A multiplanar grayscale sonogram with Doppler scan of the scrotum and intra-testicular arterial pulse waveform was performed which demonstrated features of tubular ectasia of the rete testis. There was increased flow at the epididymal head which prompted the possibility of an inflammatory process consequently antibiotic therapy was administered. Tubular ectasia of the rete testis is a benign condition usually found incidentally, it has a prevalence of 1.64% in the population. This condition can be associated with a history of trauma, surgery, and inflammatory or infectious conditions. In case there is a suspicion of malignant etiology, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is used for better tissue differentiation.