Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 468--470

A rare case of isolated testicular tuberculosis and review of literature


Anirban Das, Saikat Batabyal, Soumya Bhattacharjee, Amitabha Sengupta 
 Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Murshidabad Medical College, Berhampore, West Bengal, India

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Anirban Das
Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Murshidabad Medical College, Berhampore, West Bengal
India

Testicular tuberculosis (TB) is a rare form of genitourinary TB. It is usually presented as painful or painless testicular swelling with or without scrotal ulceration or discharging sinus. Infertility may occur. Epididymal involvement is usually seen in testicular TB. In most cases, genital TB is associated with TB involvement of kidneys or lower urinary tract. Ultrasound (USG) and USG-guided fine needle aspiration cytology of testicular swelling confirm the diagnosis. Anti-TB chemotherapy is the mainstay of treatment to ensure the complete resolution of the lesion. However, in very few cases, orchidectomy is required for both diagnosis and treatment. Here, we report a very rare case of left sided isolated testicular TB in a 20-year-old male who was completely cured with 6 months regimen of anti-TB chemotherapy.


How to cite this article:
Das A, Batabyal S, Bhattacharjee S, Sengupta A. A rare case of isolated testicular tuberculosis and review of literature.J Family Med Prim Care 2016;5:468-470


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Das A, Batabyal S, Bhattacharjee S, Sengupta A. A rare case of isolated testicular tuberculosis and review of literature. J Family Med Prim Care [serial online] 2016 [cited 2021 May 17 ];5:468-470
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