Indian Journal of Surgery

, Volume 81, Issue 5, pp 494–495 | Cite as

Tuberculosis Mimicking as Carcinoma Testis in a Young Patient

  • Kiran Thogari
  • Mallika TewariEmail author
  • R. Mahendran
  • H. S. Shukla
Case Report


Tuberculosis presents a global threat in both developing and developed countries. Genitourinary tuberculosis is a form of extrapulmonary tuberculosis that occurs in kidney, ureters, seminal vesicles, prostate, testis, vas deferens, and epididymis. Here, we discuss a case of tuberculosis testis mimicking as carcinoma testis in a 36-year-old male patient who presented with testicular swelling with FNAC report showing germ cell tumor, normal tumor markers, and an equivocal PET scan. A high inguinal orchidectomy revealed necrotizing granulomatous epididymo-orchitis favoring tuberculosis, which was confirmed by PCR. The rarity of this presentation makes the findings important to report.


Genitourinary tuberculosis Germ cell tumor Testis 


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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kiran Thogari
    • 1
  • Mallika Tewari
    • 1
    Email author
  • R. Mahendran
    • 1
  • H. S. Shukla
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Surgical Oncology, Institute of Medical SciencesBanaras Hindu UniversityVaranasiIndia

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