Ultraschall Med 2012; 33(05): 409-410
DOI: 10.1055/s-0031-1299430
Case Report
© Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasonographic and Elastosonographic Features of a Case of Testicular Leydig Tumor

Darstellung eines Leydig-Zell-Tumors des Hodens im kontrastverstärkten Ultraschall und der Elastosonografie
V. Cantisani
M. Olive
M. Di Segni
N. Di Leo
H. Grazdhani
G. D’Ettorre
G. Ceccarelli
C. Fioravanti
P. Ricci
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Publication History

26 December 2011

24 February 2012

Publication Date:
23 May 2012 (online)


The Leydig cell tumor is a testicular tumor with a low incidence and accounts for 1–3 % of testicular neoplasms. It appears most frequently as a testicular nodule usually detected in US evaluation. However, although highly sensitive in detecting even small testicular lesions, US and color Doppler US are not considered particularly accurate for differentiating benign from malignant testicular lesions. The introduction of contrast agents and elastosonography has opened new possibilities in the field of US in several organs. We present a case of Leydig cell tumor studied with elastosonography and CEUS.