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Archivos Españoles de Urología (Ed. impresa)

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MARTINEZ-RODRIGUEZ, Miguel et al. Idiopathic granulomatous orchitis: Pathologic study of one case. Arch. Esp. Urol. [online]. 2006, vol.59, n.7, pp.725-727. ISSN 0004-0614.

Objective: To report one case of idiopathic granulomatous orchitis, an extremely rare disease, in a 76-year-old patient. Methods/Results: The pathology department received a testicle with the clinical/radiological diagnosis of testicular tumor. The pathologic study showed absence of neoplasias and presence of morphological findings compatible with idiopathic granulomatous orchitis. Conclusions: The idiopathic granulomatous orchitis is an entity of unknown etiology, clinically or ultrasonographically not distinguishable from testicular neoplasias, the diagnosis of which is made after orchiectomy.

Keywords : Idiopathic granulomatous orchitis; Tumor-like ultrasound features; Autoimmune mechanism; Orchyectomy.

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