Recurrent episodes of acute scrotum with ischemic testicular necrosis in a patient with familial Mediterranean fever

A. Livneh*, I. Madgar, P. Langevitz, D. Zemer

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Abstract

The tunica vaginalis is 1 of the sites involved in the recurrent febrile attacks of serositis, which are the hallmark of familial Mediterranean fever. The attacks present clinically as 'orchitis.' We report on a patient with familial Mediterranean fever in whom recurrent episodes of scrotal attacks were complicated by testicular necrosis requiring orchiectomy. The case emphasizes the challenge of recognizing and differentiating these attacks from other causes of acute scrotum.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)431-432
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Urology
Volume151
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • familial Mediterranean fever
  • orchiectomy
  • periodic disease
  • scrotum
  • testis

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