An Approach to Scrotal Masses: Lighten Up!

July 1, 2005

An easy, inexpensive way to differentiate between solid and cystic scrotal masses is to shine a flashlight on one side of the mass (ideally, in a darkened room) to see whether it transilluminates. Cystic masses will usually transilluminate, whereas solid masses will not.

An easy, inexpensive way to differentiate between solid and cystic scrotal masses is to shine a flashlight on one side of the mass (ideally, in a darkened room) to see whether it transilluminates. Cystic masses will usually transilluminate, whereas solid masses will not.

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