The Daily PANCE and PANRE Question 57

The examination of a 26-year-old male demonstrates a "bag of worms" consistency within the left hemiscrotum. This finding is suggestive of a(n):

  1. an acute case of balanitis
  2. varicocele
  3. hydrocele
  4. spermatocele
  5. paraphimosis

Answer: B


This is a description of varicocele (varicose veins of the scrotum). A hydrocele is just a water collection in the scrotum. Spermatocele is just a fluid collection which happens to contain sperm (sperm are not palpable)

Know Your Content Blueprint


Hydrocele and Varicocele are part of the NCCPA Content Blueprint Genitourinary System (6%)

Learn more about GU tract conditions and watch a ReelDx patient video at Hydrocele/Varicocele (ReelDx)

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