Segmental testicular infarction: Case Series and Literature Review of a Rare Diagnosis in Men with Acute Testicular Pain

Tine Smets, Gina Reichman, Dirk P J Michielsen

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BACKGROUND: Segmental testicular infarction is a very rare condition, which can mimic a testicular torsion or testicular cancer. Correct diagnosis is difficult but it is important to avoid unnecessary radical treatment.

CASE PRESENTATION: We report a clinical case of a 36-year-old white man who presented at our emergency department with subacute testicular pain. A urine analysis, Doppler ultrasound, surgical exploration, blood analysis, and magnetic resonance imaging were performed to diagnose his condition, to exclude a testicular torsion, and to raise confidence in its non-malignancy. He was treated conservatively. At follow-up, a few months after the incident, he no longer had complaints. Ultrasonography showed remaining hypo-echogenicity of the left upper pole, indicating a sequel of ischemia.

CONCLUSIONS: Segmental testicular infarction is a rare condition which can be easily confused with a testicular torsion or a testicular tumor. This case report can be helpful in recognizing and diagnosing this condition. Making the right diagnosis is important since it can prevent an unnecessary radical treatment.

Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)114-116
Aantal pagina's3
TijdschriftJournal of Medical Case Reports
Volume101
Nummer van het tijdschrift1
DOI's
StatusPublished - 1 jul 2018

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