Unilateral testicular tuberculosis: case report


  • This article, loaded on 15 June 2011, replaces the version originally published online, and several critical corrections have been made. Figure 1 and acknowledgement have been added.

Azar Hadadi, Department of Internal Medicine, Sina hospital, Imam Khomeini St., Hassan Abad Sq., Tehran, Iran.
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Genitourinary tuberculosis (GT) includes 8–15% of extrapulmonary tuberculosis (TB), which is more frequent in men. Epididymides, seminal vesicles, prostate and testis are the most common sites of GT. Although testicular TB is uncommon, we report 2 patients with unilateral testicular TB. The main treatment of urogenital tuberculosis is anti-tuberculosis pharmacotherapy, sometimes combined with surgery.