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CASE REPORT
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 269-271

Testicular masses in a man with a plausible sarcoidosis


1 Department of Pulmonology, Shariati Hospital, Tehran, Iran
2 Department of Infertility Genetics, Royan Institute, Infertility Clinic & Reproductive Biomedicine Research Center, Shariati Hospital, Tehran, Iran
3 Evidence based medicine group, The Endocrine and Metabolism Research Center, Shariati Hospital, Tehran, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Mahdi Khoshchehreh
Evidence based medicine group, The Endocrine and Metabolism Research Center, Shariati Hospital, Tehran
Iran
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0970-1591.82848

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Genitourinary involvement with sarcoidosis is very rare. The objective of this report was to present a case of a patient with testicular swelling. The patient was an infertile 42-year-old man with bilateral testicular swelling. Semen analysis in the past 10 years revealed no abnormality; however, gradually he became azoospermic in 3 years. A diagnosis of sarcoidosis made on the basis of hilar and mediastinal lymphadenopathy in chest CT scan was confirmed through testicular and epididymal biopsy. Testicular masses vanished after administering steroids, and azoospermia recovered. To conclude, although genitourinary sarcoidosis is rare, it must be kept in mind in patients with confirmed sarcoidosis.


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