A. K. Pendse, MS, FICS, Reader.
Testicular Dracunculosis–a Distinct Clinical Entity
Article first published online: 26 NOV 2008
© 1982 British Association of Urological Surgeons
British Journal of Urology
Volume 54, Issue 1, pages 56–58, February 1982
How to Cite
PENDSE, A. K., SONI, B. M., OMPRAKASH, R. and GUPTA, S. P. (1982), Testicular Dracunculosis–a Distinct Clinical Entity. British Journal of Urology, 54: 56–58. doi: 10.1111/j.1464-410X.1982.tb13511.x
- Issue published online: 26 NOV 2008
- Article first published online: 26 NOV 2008
- Accepted for publication 26 February 1980
Summary— Testicular involvement in dracunculosis is extremely rare, although intrascrotal abscesses do occur in this infestation. Two cases of testicular abscess are reported. In both cases the guinea worm had penetrated the tunica albuginea to be lodged in the testicular as well as the paratesticular tissue. Dracunculosis should be included in the differential diagnosis of testicular swellings in areas where it is endemic.