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Testicular schistosomiasis: A case report.
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PMID:  22430603     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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.
T A Badmus; A O Takure; S A Osasan; A O Olajide; D O Sabageh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Nigerian postgraduate medical journal     Volume:  19     ISSN:  1117-1936     ISO Abbreviation:  Niger Postgrad Med J     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-03-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9613595     Medline TA:  Niger Postgrad Med J     Country:  Nigeria    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  50-1     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, College of Health Sciences, Obafemi Awolowo University.
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