Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
                                                   Official journal of the Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons                           
Year : 2008  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 25--27

Infantile epididymitis with calcification

Katsumi Muramori, Koji Nagata, Noritoshi Handa 
 Division of Pediatric Surgery, Oita Prefectural Hospital, 476 Bunyou Oita, Japan

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Katsumi Muramori
Division of Pediatric Surgery, Ehime Prefectural Central Hospital, 83 Kasuga-machi Matsuyama City 790-0024

A 1-month-old infant presented with a case of calcifying chronic epididymitis. Differential diagnosis was made from a testicular torsion and neoplasm. Serial ultrasound examination revealed a calcified lesion adjacent to the normal testis, thereby avoiding an unnecessary orchiectomy. Infantile epididymitis has been thought to be rare; however, it is occasionally encountered in the literature and calcification with chronic epididymitis in an infant has not been previously reported. On the other hand, an infant with scrotal calcification should be suspected of neoplasm. However, the tumor markers a-fetoprotein (AFP) and Human Chorionic Gonadotropin β (HCG β ) were within the physiological range. Therefore, a diagnosis must be carefully made to avoid an unnecessary orchiectomy.

How to cite this article:
Muramori K, Nagata K, Handa N. Infantile epididymitis with calcification.J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg 2008;13:25-27

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Muramori K, Nagata K, Handa N. Infantile epididymitis with calcification. J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg [serial online] 2008 [cited 2021 Sep 24 ];13:25-27
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