Physical examination of the epididymis made easy: a novel, reproducible and structured approach

Can J Urol. 2014 Aug;21(4):7396-8.  Physical examination of the epididymis made easy: a novel, reproducible and structured approach. Di Pierdomenico A1, Beiko D. 

Abstract

The epididymis is the most common source of acute and chronic scrotal pain in the outpatient setting, yet there are no standardized methods for proper palpation of this organ. We describe a novel scrotal examination technique that is reproducible and easy to learn. Our technique utilizes a maneuver we call testicular ‘framing’, and in our experience this maneuver almost invariably leads to proper diagnosis of epididymal pathology by facilitating successful palpation of the epididymal head, body and tail.


Sara SDx

Sara SDx

Editor of Don't Cook your Balls, Co-Founder of TrakFertility.com, Health Coach and Men's Health Advocate. Passionate about sperm, men's health and helping people build their families.
Sara SDx

Author: Sara SDx

Editor of Don't Cook your Balls, Co-Founder of TrakFertility.com, Health Coach and Men's Health Advocate. Passionate about sperm, men's health and helping people build their families.