Challenges in the diagnosis of testicular infarction in the presence of prolonged epididymitis: Three cases report and literature review.

In this study, we present three cases of testicular infarction and discuss their clinical characteristics, imaging features and clinical management. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Three adult males with prolonged epididymitis presented with chronic unilateral testicular pain, tenderness, and palpable swelling, including left varicocele in one case and hydrocele in the other two cases. Patient's symptoms were not relieved after antibiotic therapy. We analyzed the diagnosis, management, and outcome of these three cases of testicular infarction resulting from prolonged epididymitis. This includes the clinical characteristics, features of color doppler ultrasound imaging for diagnosis, and treatment strategy for testicular infarction from prolonged epididymitis. RESULTS: Complete blood count (CBC) indicated a small leukocytosis (10.6±0.4×109/L; normal arrange 3.5-9.5 WBC×109/L). Color doppler images demonstrated appropriate blood flow to areas of interest at patient's initial visit. At follow up visit several months later, the increased blood flow was detected at the edges of the involved testes with no blood flow to the center. The sizes of the involved testis (27±4 ml) was significantly larger compared to the non affected side (17±2 ml) (p 
Source: Journal of X-Ray Science and Technology - Category: Radiology Tags: J Xray Sci Technol Source Type: research

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Source: Korean Journal of Pain - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Pain Source Type: research
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Source: The American Journal of Medicine - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Diagnostic Dilemma Source Type: research
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Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
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