An unusual cause of orchiectomy: Brucella epididymo-orchitis that does not respond to the treatment

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Erkoç M. F., Alkan Çeviker S.

JOURNAL of MICROBIOLOGY and INFECTIOUS DISEASES, vol.5, no.2, pp.89-92, 2015 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Case Report
  • Volume: 5 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Journal Indexes: TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.89-92
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: No


Brucellosis is an endemic disease in Turkey, and epididymo-orchitis is a rare complication of brucellosis. A 21-year-old married male presented to infectious diseases clinic with 4 weeks history of swelling, increased temperature on right testicle and acute scrotal pain for 2 days. His physical examination pointed an epididymoorchitis within his radiological findings; patient was started on standard epididymo orchitis treatment. Upon increase in the patient’s complaint, control radiological evolution was carried out after the completion of antibiotic therapy and showed no resolution of lesions, so patient underwent surgery. Herein, a case of a brucellar epididymo-orchitis that does not respond to the treatment which was resulted in orchiectomy is presented. J Microbiol Infect Dis 2015;5(2): 89-92 Key words: Brucella, epididymo-orchitis, radiodiagnostic imaging, orchiectomy