Testicular sparganosis in a child from Uruguay

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A patient 9 years old had a painless tumor in the left testicle. The left testicle measured about 5 cm long and about 3 cm wide and was stony hard in part. From an echographic image, the patient was diagnosed to have a hematoma in the left testicle. The left testicle was surgically removed. From histological observations, burrows were surrounded by numerous eosinophils in the testicle, epididymis and tunica vaginalis. Cross sections of spargana were in the burrows. Severe granulomatous orchitis and epididymitis were around the burrows. This case was the second one of human sparganosis in Uruguay. © 2003 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.




Sakamoto, T., Gutierrez, C., Rodriguez, A., & Sauto, S. (2003). Testicular sparganosis in a child from Uruguay. Acta Tropica, 88(1), 83–86. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0001-706X(03)00171-2

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