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Segmental haemorrhagic infarction of the testis in a paediatric patient: a rare aftermath of epididymitis.
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PMID:  23299693     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Testicular infarction is an uncommon finding in paediatric age and is usually due to testicular torsion or trauma causing venous rupture with thrombosis and/or arteriolar obstruction. Other causes of segmental infarction of the testes are represented by polyarteritis nodosa, thromboangioiitis obliterans and hypersensitivity angiitis. A few cases of testicular infarction due to epididymitis have been described in the literature related mainly to adult patients. Epididymitis is usually treated in the outpatient setting with close follow-up, but according to our present experience, and reviewing the literature, there may be some cases in which, surgical exploration is mandatory in order to avoid testicular damage.
Ottavio Adorisio; Emanuela Ceriati; Francesca Diomedi Camassei; Francesco De Peppo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2013-01-07
Journal Detail:
Title:  BMJ case reports     Volume:  2013     ISSN:  1757-790X     ISO Abbreviation:  BMJ Case Rep     Publication Date:  2013  
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Created Date:  2013-01-09     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101526291     Medline TA:  BMJ Case Rep     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatric Surgery, Bambino Gesù Children's Hospital, Palidoro, Rome, Italy.
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