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Testicular infarction and rupture: an uncommon complication of epididymo-orchitis.

Chia D, Penkoff P, Stanowski M, Beattie K, Wang AC - J Surg Case Rep (2016)

Bottom Line: It can be of an infectious or non-infectious aetiology.Misdiagnosis and under-treatment can lead to poor outcome, such as infarction and loss of the affected testis.We present an uncommon case of epididymo-orchitis resulting in testicular infarction and rupture despite normal initial investigations.

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Affiliation: Department of Urology, Westmead Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia daniel.chia8@gmail.com.

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Mentions: He was admitted and treated with 48 hours of intravenous ceftriaxone and gentamicin. His symptoms improved, and he was discharged home after 48 hours with 2 weeks of norfloxacin. He re-presented 17 days later with worsening scrotal swelling and pain, with no other systemic symptoms. He was afebrile and haemodynamically stable and examination found a swollen, tender, erythematous scrotum. There was a 1 × 1 cm defect in the left scrotum with purulent discharge, where the patient reported squeezing a pimple two days earlier (Fig. 1).Figure 1:


Testicular infarction and rupture: an uncommon complication of epididymo-orchitis.

Chia D, Penkoff P, Stanowski M, Beattie K, Wang AC - J Surg Case Rep (2016)

The 1 × 1 cm defect in the left scrotum with purulent discharge found on examination.
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rjw077F1: The 1 × 1 cm defect in the left scrotum with purulent discharge found on examination.
Mentions: He was admitted and treated with 48 hours of intravenous ceftriaxone and gentamicin. His symptoms improved, and he was discharged home after 48 hours with 2 weeks of norfloxacin. He re-presented 17 days later with worsening scrotal swelling and pain, with no other systemic symptoms. He was afebrile and haemodynamically stable and examination found a swollen, tender, erythematous scrotum. There was a 1 × 1 cm defect in the left scrotum with purulent discharge, where the patient reported squeezing a pimple two days earlier (Fig. 1).Figure 1:

Bottom Line: It can be of an infectious or non-infectious aetiology.Misdiagnosis and under-treatment can lead to poor outcome, such as infarction and loss of the affected testis.We present an uncommon case of epididymo-orchitis resulting in testicular infarction and rupture despite normal initial investigations.

View Article: PubMed Central - HTML - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Urology, Westmead Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia daniel.chia8@gmail.com.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus