Relapse of brucellosis simulating testis tumor
Article first published online: 30 JUL 2004
International Journal of Urology
Volume 11, Issue 8, pages 683–685, August 2004
How to Cite
KOÇAK, İ., DÜNDAR, M., CULHACI, N. and ÜNSAL, A. (2004), Relapse of brucellosis simulating testis tumor. International Journal of Urology, 11: 683–685. doi: 10.1111/j.1442-2042.2004.00862.x
- Issue published online: 30 JUL 2004
- Article first published online: 30 JUL 2004
- Received 21 April 2003; accepted 25 December 2003.
Abstract We report on a case of a 32-year-old man referred for evaluation of a painless left testicular mass suggesting a testicular tumor. Previous history was uneventful except for a 3-year history of systemic brucellosis without epididymo-orchitis. Radical inguinal orchidectomy was performed. Clinical and histopathological findings indicated a brucellar abscess of the left testis. Even in the absence of systemic symptoms, the possible relapse of brucellosis as an abscess formation in the testis should be considered as a rare cause of testicular mass in patients who live in endemic regions.