Painless palpable scrotal mass

Charis Anastasiadis, Georgia Kyriakopoulou, Charikleia Triantopoulou


An 87-year-old man with dementia was referred to the orthopaedic clinic of our hospital, suffering from spinal symptoms. Clinical examination revealed swelling of the left hemiscrotum and a painless ipsilateral palpable scrotal mass, which was attributed to a possible inguinal hernia. The patient, who was unable to provide details regarding the time of appearance of the mass, subsequently underwent an ultrasound scan of the scrotum. Based on the imaging findings surgical excision was decided.


Spermatic cord liposarcoma; paratesticular mass; ultrasonography of the scrotum

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