Startled scientists spot ghostly face in testicle tumour

We're used to seeing images of human faces in everything from mountains on Mars to pancake batter. But two scientists were surprised to see such a vision... in a testicular tumour.
The distressed face with a gaping mouth was spotted in the ultrasound scan of a 45-year-old man who had been suffering from testicular pain.
It made such an impact on Dr Greg Roberts and Dr Naji Touma from Queen's University in Ontario, that they submitted the startling image to the journal Urology

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Startling scan: A ghostly face, with a wide open eye on the right of the image and gaping mouth below, can clearly be seen in this ultrasound

It was accepted in September for that month's picture feature of a unique case.
Under the title 'The Face of Testicular Pain', the authors wrote: 'The residents and staff alike were amazed to see the outline of a man’s face staring up out of the image, his mouth agape as if the face seen on the ultrasound scan itself was also experiencing severe epididymo-orchitis.'
However, they said after a discussion over whether it could be a sign from a deity, such as 'Min' the Egyptian god of male virility, they concluded it was a 'mere coincidental occurrence rather than a divine proclamation.'


  • Math
  • March 17, 2012, 4:35 pm
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    My face...
    pzfa9 - startled scientists spot ghostly face in testicle tumour

    looks strikingly similar to that of testical face.

    - defmid26 March 17, 2012, 7:37 pm
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    It's probably got a freaked out look on its face because it doesn't want to be anywhere near another dude's balls.

    • Disco
    • March 17, 2012, 6:58 pm
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    So? My testicles look like a werewolf.

    • Jozzoh
    • March 18, 2012, 6:29 am
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