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Arteriovenous malformation of the spermatic cord as the cause of acute scrotal pain: a case report

Petros Sountoulides14*, Athanasios Bantis1, Irene Asouhidou2 and Hellen Aggelonidou3

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Urology, University Hospital of Alexandroupolis, Dragana 68100, Alexandroupolis, Greece

2 Department of Anaesthesiology, University Hospital of Alexandroupolis, Dragana 68100, Alexandroupolis, Greece

3 Department of Pathology, University Hospital of Alexandroupolis, Dragana 68100, Alexandroupolis, Greece

4 15-17 Agiou Evgeniou street, 55133, Thessaloniki, Greece

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Journal of Medical Case Reports 2007, 1:110  doi:10.1186/1752-1947-1-110

Published: 16 October 2007

Abstract

Arteriovenous malformations of the lower urinary tract are uncommon lesions, usually presenting as scrotal masses. A case of recurrent acute scrotal pain mimicking testicular torsion that was attributed to the presence of an arteriovenous malformation of the spermatic cord is described. To our knowledge this is the first reported case of an arteriovenous malformation of the spermatic cord presenting with acute scrotal pain.