Koch's Disease Presenting as an Isolated Testicular Mass- An Unusual Occurance.


Isolated testicular tuberculosis (TB) is rarely seen. A 72-year-old, farmer presented with complaints of discharging sinus from scrotum along with pain and swelling. The patient had no sign of tuberculosis. On examination a hard mass arising from the left testis was noted along with a discharging fistula on the overlying scrotal skin. Chest x-ray and ultrasound examination of the abdomen were within normal limits. After assessing the testicular mass, an informed consent was taken thereafter left orchiectomy and fistulectomy performed. Histopathological examination revealed caseating granulomas along with numerous Langhan's giant cells consistent with tuberculous orchitis. The patient received anti-TB treatment for six months. The rare involvement of testis by tuberculosis needs to be mentioned.

DOI: 10.7860/JCDR/2014/8492.4876

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@article{Lamichaney2014KochsDP, title={Koch's Disease Presenting as an Isolated Testicular Mass- An Unusual Occurance.}, author={Rachna Lamichaney and Deepak Das and Mingma Lhamu Sherpa}, journal={Journal of clinical and diagnostic research : JCDR}, year={2014}, volume={8 9}, pages={FD13-5} }