Shocking image of a face appears in testicular ultrasound

Shocking image of a face appears in testicular ultrasound (Queen's University)

Canadian doctors were startled to see an unsettling face in the ultrasound of a testicular tumor, according to the Toronto Star.

"It was very ghoulish, like a man screaming in pain. His mouth was open and it looked like one eye was gouged out," Dr. Naji Touma, who works at Queen's University in Kingston, Ont., told The Star.

The image was actually taken in 2009, but popped up again after being published in the journal Urology with the headline, "The face of testicular pain: A surprising ultrasound finding."

The image was reportedly taken of a 45-year-old man who had been complaining of testicular pain. Doctors found a benign tumor, likely caused by an infection, but the testicle had to be removed.

"A brief debate ensued on whether the image could have been a sign from the deity (perhaps "Min" the Egyptian god of male virility); however, the consensus deemed it a mere coincidental occurrence rather than a divine proclamation," read one excerpt from the Urology Journal article.