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Ir Med J. 2006 Jan;99(1):27-8.

Testicular vasculitis mimicking a testicular neoplasm.


Vasculitis of the testis generally presents as a manifestation of systemic vasculitis which is well documented. In isolation, it has only been described on few occasions previously, and hitherto it has been in the young. It often mimics a neoplasm of the testis resulting in radical orchidectomy, only for it to be diagnosed when the specimen is examined under the microscope. In our case, an elderly man presented to us with a presumed testicular neoplasm, however, despite strong clinical and radiological suspicion a testicular vasculitis in isolation was revealed. Following our experience, we performed a literature review and examined all of the cases of testicular vasculitis reported so far and present our findings. We report the general clinical presentation, methods of investigation and subsequent management. This is the first time it has been described in the elderly population.

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