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

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Diethylcarbamazine
Spermatic Cord
Sri Lanka
Scrotum
Epididymis
Testis
Fever
Observation
Infection
Pathologists

Keywords

  • Case report
  • Epididymitis
  • Filariasis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology
  • Urology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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Pacella, M., Corbu, C., Naselli, A., Quilici, P., & Carmignani, G. (2002). Acute scrotum secondary to filarial infection: A case report. International Urology and Nephrology, 34(3), 385-386. https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1024479402814

Acute scrotum secondary to filarial infection : A case report. / Pacella, Mauro; Corbu, Carlo; Naselli, Angelo; Quilici, Paolo; Carmignani, Giorgio.

In: International Urology and Nephrology, Vol. 34, No. 3, 2002, p. 385-386.

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Pacella, M, Corbu, C, Naselli, A, Quilici, P & Carmignani, G 2002, 'Acute scrotum secondary to filarial infection: A case report', International Urology and Nephrology, vol. 34, no. 3, pp. 385-386. https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1024479402814
Pacella, Mauro ; Corbu, Carlo ; Naselli, Angelo ; Quilici, Paolo ; Carmignani, Giorgio. / Acute scrotum secondary to filarial infection : A case report. In: International Urology and Nephrology. 2002 ; Vol. 34, No. 3. pp. 385-386.
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