Peritoneo-scrotal communication: demonstration by 99mtechnetium sulphur colloid scintigraphy

Australas Radiol. 2005 Aug;49(4):335-7. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1673.2005.01446.x.


Continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis is a widely used and convenient alternative to haemodialysis in patients with renal failure. Occasionally, a scrotal swelling may develop during this procedure because of fluid passing through a patent processus vaginalis. We present a case report to illustrate the diagnostic use of radionuclide scintigraphy in this group of patients.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Hernia, Inguinal / diagnostic imaging*
  • Hernia, Inguinal / etiology
  • Humans
  • Kidney Failure, Chronic / therapy
  • Male
  • Peritoneal Cavity / diagnostic imaging*
  • Peritoneal Dialysis, Continuous Ambulatory / adverse effects*
  • Radionuclide Imaging
  • Radiopharmaceuticals*
  • Scrotum / diagnostic imaging*
  • Technetium Tc 99m Sulfur Colloid*


  • Radiopharmaceuticals
  • Technetium Tc 99m Sulfur Colloid