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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 284-286

Isolated tuberculous orchitis: A mimicker of testicular malignancy

1 Department of Urology, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India
2 Department of Pathology, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India

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Santosh Kumar
Department of Urology, Christian Medical College, Vellore
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-1591.65404

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Isolated tuberculous orchitis is a rare entity. The coexistence of tuberculosis of the testis with filarial worm infestation is even more rare. In this report, we present a case of tuberculous involvement of the testis, associated with filarial worm infestation in the spermatic cord that presented as a testicular tumor. A 55-year-old male presented with unilateral testicular swelling of four months duration. As the clinical evaluation was suggestive of testicular malignancy, he underwent a right high orchidectomy. The histopathology report revealed isolated tuberculous orchitis without epididymal involvement along with filarial infestation of the spermatic cord.

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