Testicular mass

Do not forget filariasis

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Abstract

Parasite infestation of the testicular tunica and spermatic cord by filariae are rarely reported and may present with few clinical signs, depending upon the stage. Occasionally, it may mimic a testicular tumor. We present a case of a 29-year-old man who presented with left testicular swelling and discomfort for 4 months. Clinical examination and imaging suggested an intrascrotal cystic lesion with a normal left testis. However, the intraoperative findings revealed a tumor-like mass; hence, a left orchidectomy was performed. However, histopathology reported a diagnosis of a cystic testicular tunica and spermatic cord with parasite infection. Here, we review the literature of scrotal and testicular parasite disease and discuss the course of the appropriate management involved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)893-896
Number of pages4
JournalInfection
Volume41
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2013

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Spermatic Cord
Filariasis
Testicular Diseases
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Orchiectomy
Testicular Neoplasms
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Keywords

  • Filariasis
  • Parasite
  • Testicular swelling
  • Testis
  • Tumor
  • Tunica

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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Testicular mass : Do not forget filariasis. / Ho, Chee Kong Christopher; Ideris, N.

In: Infection, Vol. 41, No. 4, 08.2013, p. 893-896.

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Ho, Chee Kong Christopher ; Ideris, N. / Testicular mass : Do not forget filariasis. In: Infection. 2013 ; Vol. 41, No. 4. pp. 893-896.
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