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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 323-325

Testicular ischemia following mesh hernia repair and acute prostatitis

Urology Unit, Cannizzaro Hospital, Catania, Italy

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Pepe Pietro
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-1591.33736

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We present a case of a man admitted to our Hospital for right acute scrotum that six months before had undergone a right hernioplasty with mesh implantation. Clinical history and testicular color Doppler sonography (CDS) patterns suggested an orchiepididymitis following acute prostatitis. After 48h the clinical picture worsened and testicular CDS showed a decreased telediastolic velocity that suggested testicular ischemia. The patient underwent surgical exploration: spermatic cord appeared stretched by an inflammatory tissue in absence of torsion and releasing of spermatic cord was performed. In patients with genitourinary infection who previously underwent inguinal mesh implantation, testicular CDS follow-up is mandatory.

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