Brucellar testicular abscess: a rare cause of testicular mass.
Summary of "Brucellar testicular abscess: a rare cause of testicular mass."
Brucellosis is an endemic disease in Turkey, and testicular abscess is a rare and frequently misdiagnosed complication of brucellosis. In the literature there are only seven reported cases, and all were treated with both medical and surgical therapy. We report a case of brucellar testicular abscess treated with medical therapy only. Although the patient recovered clinically at the end of 6 weeks, the regression of the testicular lesion could not be observed until after 5 months.
Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Balikligol State Hospital, 34303, Sanliurfa, Turkey, email@example.com.
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Name: Journal of infection and chemotherapy : official journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22170279
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10156-011-0354-7
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
Spermatic Cord Torsion
The twisting of the SPERMATIC CORD due to an anatomical abnormality that left the TESTIS mobile and dangling in the SCROTUM. The initial effect of testicular torsion is obstruction of venous return. Depending on the duration and degree of cord rotation, testicular symptoms range from EDEMA to interrupted arterial flow and testicular pain. If blood flow to testis is absent for 4 to 6 h, SPERMATOGENESIS may be permanently lost.
A cystic dilation of the EPIDIDYMIS, usually in the head portion (caput epididymis). The cyst fluid contains dead SPERMATOZOA and can be easily differentiated from TESTICULAR HYDROCELE and other testicular lesions.
A condition characterized by the dilated tortuous veins of the SPERMATIC CORD with a marked left-sided predominance. Adverse effect on male fertility occurs when varicocele leads to an increased scrotal (and testicular) temperature and reduced testicular volume.
Tumors or cancer of the TESTIS. Germ cell tumors (GERMINOMA) of the testis constitute 95% of all testicular neoplasms.
A highly malignant, primitive form of carcinoma, probably of germinal cell or teratomatous derivation, usually arising in a gonad and rarely in other sites. It is rare in the female ovary, but in the male it accounts for 20% of all testicular tumors. (From Dorland, 27th ed & Holland et al., Cancer Medicine, 3d ed, p1595)
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