Tuberculosis Mimicking a Testicular Tumor


TUBERCULOSIS MIMICKING A TESTICULAR TUMOR


Menaka Thilakarathna1*, Sasanka Wijayawardhane1, Aflah Sadikeen1, Amitha Fernando1

1National Hospital of Sri Lanka.


Genitourinary tuberculosis is a challenging clinical entity which can affect the entire male genital tract.
Seventy-five- year old male presented with a testicular lump masquerading a testicular malignancy. Histological and microbiological examination of testicular biopsy specimens established the diagnosis of tuberculosis.
Isolated testicular tuberculosis is rarely reported. High degree of clinical suspicion and histological sampling are paramount important in the process of diagnostic evaluation.


Keywords: Extra pulmonary tuberculosis; Testicular tuberculosis


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Menaka Thilakarathna, Sasanka Wijayawardhane, Aflah Sadikeen, Amitha Fernando. TUBERCULOSIS MIMICKING A TESTICULAR TUMOR. International Journal of Case Reports, 2020; 4:178. DOI: 10.28933/ijcr-2020-10-3005


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