Brucella orchitis: a rare cause of testicular enlargement.


Journal Article

The differential diagnosis of the acutely enlarged testis includes numerous benign and malignant disease processes. Most are treated with radical orchiectomy due to difficulty in differentiating between these disorders preoperatively. Saving the involved testis, prevention of recurrent infectious disease in the opposite testis and prevention of systemic manifestations of testicular disease are but a few of the reasons for accurate diagnosis of the acute scrotum. We report a rare case of brucellosis presenting as an acute scrotal mass and stress the importance of accurately identifying the specific etiology of testicular pathology to prevent long-term morbidity.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Reisman, EM; Colquitt, LA; Childers, J; Preminger, GM

Published Date

  • April 1990

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 143 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 821 - 822

PubMed ID

  • 2313817

Pubmed Central ID

  • 2313817

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-5347

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0022-5347(17)40108-x


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States