Scrotal lump

Do not forget tuberculosis!

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Abstract

Scrotal tuberculosis (TB) is rare. Lack of awareness may lead to a misdiagnosis and/or delayed diagnosis of scrotal TB. Clinicians should have a high suspicion index for scrotal TB when facing a patient with a chronic scrotal lump. Since scrotal TB can be medically cured, biopsy of the scrotal lump for pathology study and/or urine polymerase chain reaction (PCR) analysis for M. tuberculosis should be performed first for rapid diagnostic purposes, and therefore unnecessary surgery may thereby be circumvented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-109
Number of pages3
JournalClinica Terapeutica
Volume165
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Keywords

  • Genitourinary
  • Scrotum
  • Tuberculosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Scrotal lump : Do not forget tuberculosis! / Ho, Chee Kong Christopher; Rusdi, A. R M.

In: Clinica Terapeutica, Vol. 165, No. 2, 2014, p. 107-109.

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Ho, Chee Kong Christopher ; Rusdi, A. R M. / Scrotal lump : Do not forget tuberculosis!. In: Clinica Terapeutica. 2014 ; Vol. 165, No. 2. pp. 107-109.
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