Brucellar Testicular Abscess Presenting as a Testicular Mass: Can Color Doppler Sonography be used in Differentiation?
Furkan Kaya1, Ali Kocyigit1, Cihan Kaya1, Ibrahim Turkcuer1, Mustafa Serinken2, Nevzat Karabulut1
1Department of Radiology, Pamukkale University Faculty of Medicine, Denizli, Turkey
2Department of Emergency Medicine, Pamukkale University Faculty of Medicine, Denizli, Turkey
Keywords: Abscess; brucellosis; color Doppler sonography; testicular; ultrasonography
Brucellosis is an endemic disease in various regions of the world. Testicular abscess is a very rare complication of brucellosis which can be misdiagnosed as a testicular mass and may lead to unnecessary orchiectomy. To our knowledge there are only eight reported cases in the literature of a brucellar testicular abscess. We present a case of testicular abscess due to brucellosis diagnosed with serologic tests and color Doppler sonography, and treated with antibiotics and fine needle aspiration.