Gonadal brucellar abscess: Imaging and clinical findings in 3 cases and review of the literature

Koc Z., Turunc T., Boga C.

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ULTRASOUND, vol.35, no.7, pp.395-400, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/jcu.20330
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.395-400
  • Keywords: brucellosis, ovarian, testicular, abscess, ultrasonography, Doppler sonography, SONOGRAPHIC FINDINGS, GRAY-SCALE, ANATOLIA
  • Çukurova University Affiliated: Yes


We report the cases of 3 patients with brucellar gonadal abscess who were examined with gray-scale and color Doppler sonography. In these 3 cases, sonography revealed a thick-walled avarian (n = 2) or testicular (n = 1) abscess. Duplex Doppler sonography indicated a low-resistance type of flow in all 3 patients. The diagnosis of brucellar gonadal abscess is difficult, because it may have a misleading tumor-like appearance. Awareness of the imaging findings of gonadal abscess in patients with brucellosis and correlation with the results of serologic testing can allow early diagnosis, especially in endemic areas. (c) 2007 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.