Acute pancreatitis masquerading as testicular torsion

Yeong Liang Lin, Ming Tseh Lin, Guan Tarn Huang, Yih Leong Chang, Hang Chang, Shih Ming Wang, Shu Wen How

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A 40-year-old man presented with fat necrosis of scrotum as the complication of acute pancreatitis. Excessive fluid accumulation in the pancreas and the extrapancreatic spaces, including around the spermatic cord, was seen on computed tomography. Surgical specimen showed typical fat necrosis of tunica vaginalis and the spermatic cord. After the surgery, pain of the testicle subsided completely, without recurrence. From the clinical presentation alone, it had been difficult to differentiate this patient's condition from torsion of the spermatic cord.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)654-655
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Emergency Medicine
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes


  • fat necrosis
  • Pancreatitis
  • tunica vaginalis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine


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