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Revista Portuguesa de Pneumologia

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VIVEIROS, Filipa et al. Testicular tuberculosis: Case report. Rev Port Pneumol [online]. 2009, vol.15, n.6, pp.1193-1197. ISSN 0873-2159.

Testicular tuberculosis is rare, occurring in approximately 3% of patients with genital tuberculosis. It is often clinically indistinguishable from lesions such as testicular tumour and infarction and may even mimic testicular torsion. Men aged 20-50 years old are most commonly affected and often present with painful or painless enlargement of the scrotum. Ultrasound (US) is currently the best technique for imaging the scrotum and its contents and for diagnosing testicular lesions. We present the case of a 58 year-old male, followed in pneumology for pulmonary tuberculosis, who complained of pain and right scrotum enlargement in the second month of anti-tuberculosis chemotherapy. First assessment, seconded by US, suggested a neoplasic lesion, and the final diagnosis revealed testicular tuberculosis.

Palavras-chave : Tuberculosis; testicule.

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