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CASE REPORT
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 50-51

Testicular schistosomiasis: A case report


1 Department of Surgery, College of Health Sciences, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun-State, Nigeria
2 Department of Surgery, Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex, Ile-Ife, Osun-State, Nigeria
3 Department of Pathology, Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex, Ile-Ife, Osun-State, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
T A Badmus
Department of Surgery, College of Health Sciences, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun-State
Nigeria
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Aims and objectives: To report a case of testicular Schistosomiasis with a suspicion of testicular cancer. Patient and Methods: Hospital record of a 16 year old patient with histopathology confirmation of testicular Schistosomiasis was reviewed and summarised. The patient who had painless testicular nodules and ultrasound features of heterogenous echotexture and hypoechoic focus was diagnosed as testicular cancer and treated with radical orchidectomy. Histopathology confirmed testicular Schistosomiasis and the patient had additional praziquantel therapy. Results : Patient was followed up for over 26months post-operative. Conclusions: Testicular Schistosomiasis can mimick malignant testicular tumour. Hard nodular testicular mass in a patient with recent past history of schistosomiasis should arouse suspicion of testicular Schistosomiasis. Awareness and early presentation will prevent unwarranted orchidectomy.


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