Testis and epididymis
Infectious testicular lesions

Author: Sean Williamson, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 5 April 2017, last major update December 2012

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PubMed Search: Brucellosis testicular lesions

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Definition / General
  • Zoonotic infection acquired from sheep, camels, cattle, dogs, goats, reindeer, swine via skin / mucous membrane contact or contaminated animal products
  • Affects testis and epididymis (epididymoorchitis) in 2 - 20% of cases, causing scrotal pain, swelling, fever
  • Often diagnosed by laboratory studies
  • Treatment: antibiotics; orchiectomy if resembles a neoplasm or refractory to therapy
Case Reports
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Micro Description
  • Granulomatous or testicular abscess