Testicular abscess

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Testicular abscess, also abscess of the testis, is a rare occurrence.

General

  • May mimic a testicular tumour.[1]

Clinical:[2]

  • Scrotal pain.
  • Scrotal swelling.

Microscopic

Features:

DDx:

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TESTIS AND SPERMATIC CORD, RIGHT, ORCHIDECTOMY:
- ABSCESS.
- VAS DEFERENS WITH ACUTE AND CHRONIC INFLAMMATION.
- EPIDIDYMITIS.
- TESTIS WITH ATROPHIC CHANGES AND ORCHITIS.
- NEGATIVE FOR GERM CELL NEOPLASIA IN SITU (INTRATUBULAR GERM CELL NEOPLASIA).
- NEGATIVE FOR MALIGNANCY.

See also

References

  1. Turhan V, Acar A, Ates F, et al. (July 2013). "Orchiectomy performed in two patients with Brucella orchitis mimicking testicular tumour". West Indian Med J 62 (6): 557–60. PMID 24756746.
  2. Zaid UB, Bagga HS, Reese AC, Breyer BN (2013). "Intratesticular abscess in a solitary testicle: the case for testicle sparing management". Case Rep Med 2013: 184064. doi:10.1155/2013/184064. PMC 3809365. PMID 24198833. //www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3809365/.