Selected Disorders of the Genitourinary System

Diane Holden, Paul Crawford*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Some genitourinary (GU) disorders present as a scrotal mass and are commonly seen by family physicians for initial evaluation and management. These nontesticular masses include hydrocele, varicocele, indirect hernia, spermatocele, and epididymitis and testicular masses such as testicular cancer. A clinically useful distinction can be made between painful and painless scrotal masses. Although painless masses are not uniformly benign, painful masses are much more likely to require urgent intervention.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFamily Medicine
Subtitle of host publicationPrinciples and Practice: Eighth Edition
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9783030544416
ISBN (Print)9783030544409
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2022
Externally publishedYes


  • Bladder cancer
  • Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy
  • Spermatic cord
  • Testicular cancer
  • Ureteral stone


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