Acute scrotum secondary to filarial infection: A case report

Mauro Pacella, Carlo Corbu, Angelo Naselli, Paolo Quilici, Giorgio Carmignani

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Abstract

A 23-year-old man immigrated from Sri Lanka came to our observation for an acute painful volume increase of the right scrotum without fever. Clinical examination suggested a diagnosis of testis torsion. An exploratory surgical procedure was performed. An inflammatory spermatic cord and epididymis with a purple nodule of the middle portion were found. The nodule was excised and sent to pathologist that diagnosed a filarial infection. The patient was successfully treated with diethylcarbamazine.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)385-386
Number of pages2
JournalInternational Urology and Nephrology
Volume34
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002

Keywords

  • Case report
  • Epididymitis
  • Filariasis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology
  • Urology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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