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CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 50  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 74-76

Isolated tuberculous epididymitis


Department of Urology, Heping Campus, Taipei City Hospital, Section 2, Taipei 10065, Taiwan

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Shao-Ming Chen
Department of Urology, Heping Campus, Taipei City Hospital, 33, Section 2, Chung Hwa Road, Taipei 10065
Taiwan
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DOI: 10.4103/fjs.fjs_23_17

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Isolated tuberculous epididymitis (ITE) is an uncommon disease that is often incorrectly diagnosed as the more common epididymo-orchitis. ITE is usually treated using long-term general parenteral or oral antibiotics. The nonspecific nature of laboratory tests for ITE renders its diagnosis challenging. Here, we report the case of a 65-year-old male patient who presented with a 6-month history of the left scrotal swelling. He was initially treated with general oral antibiotics but without any noticeable improvement. On the basis of his symptoms and signs, laboratory test and imaging results, and biopsy, we finally made a diagnosis of ITE. After receiving appropriate treatment, the patient was cured completely without the need of surgical intervention.


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