A rare case of isolated tuberculous epididymitis in a young man

  • Majed Basit Momin Department of Laboratory Medicine, Yashoda Hospital, Malakpet, Nalgonda x-roads, Hyderabad 500036, India
  • Sandeep Satyanarayana Department of Radiology, Yashoda Hospital, Malakpet, Nalgonda x-roads, Hyderabad 500036, India
  • Anamika Aluri Department of Laboratory Services, Yashoda Hospital, Malakpet, Nalgonda x-roads, Hyderabad 500036, India
Keywords: isolated tuberculous, epididymitis, young man

Abstract

Genitourinary tuberculosis is the second most common extrapulmonary tuberculosis (ETB), after lymph nodes. Isolated tuberculous epididymitis (ITE) is a rare entity among genitourinary tuberculosis and is defined as epididymitis without clinical evidence of either renal or prostate involvement. We present a case of epididymal tuberculosis in a 26 year old male which presented as a right scrotal mass. We discussed this case to emphasize that tuberculous etiology should also be considered in the differential diagnosis of scrotal mass besides malignancy, and an image guided fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) and stain for acid fast bacilli (AFB) play crucial role in diagnosis and treatment.

IMC J Med Sci 2019; 13(1): 003

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2019-06-29
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Momin, M., Satyanarayana, S., & Aluri, A. (2019). A rare case of isolated tuberculous epididymitis in a young man. IMC Journal of Medical Science, 13(1), 003. https://doi.org/10.3329/imcjms.v13i1.42047
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