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Xanthogranulomatous orchitis: case report of a rare condition

Authors: Rodrigo F. Gongora e Silva, Ivan C. Pinto, Eduardo Coronato N. Constantino, Ana Flávia A. Querichelli, Luís Cesar F. Spessoto, Fernando N. Fácio Jr

Abstract

Xanthogranulomatous orchitis is a rare, non-neoplastic inflammatory condition. We present a case of a 55-year-old diabetic male with an increase in volume, pain and edema in right testicle with a one-year history. The examination involved the investigation of inflammatory markers and ultrasound. Exploration of the scrotum revealed important destruction of the tissue architecture. This case underscores the importance of including xanthogranulomatous orchitis in the differential diagnosis of a testicular lump.