First report of filarial granuloma in the testes

A new case report recently published in Journal of Medical Case Reports reports the first case of a filarial granuloma in the tunica of the testes.

Testicular swelling is generally assumed to be malignant until diagnostic tools including ultrasound, physical exam, FBC and orchiectomy prove otherwise. This case reports the novel finding of a testicular swelling caused by a granuloma comprised of central adult filarial worm surrounded by epithelioid cells, lymphocytes and fibroblasts in the tunica of the lower pole.

It should be noted that infectious diseases such as filarial lesions and tuberculosis can mimic symptoms of malignant growths and should be given serious consideration during diagnosis, especially in areas of the world where such diseases are prevalent.

If you have seen an infectious disease mimicking the classic presentation of a malignancy, why not publish your case report with us for others to see?


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