[Isolated orchidodynia as the initial symptom of aneurysm of the abdominal aorta]
SourceNederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde, 151, 5, (2007), pp. 310-313
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Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde
SubjectUMCN 4.2: Chronic inflammation and autoimmunity
A 67-year-old man presented with isolated pain of the right testicle. He was admitted and treated for epididymitis. His symptoms did not improve and lower abdominal pain developed. After hypotension and severe anaemia (Hb 2.1 mmol/l) had developed, abdominal echography was carried out, revealing a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm. The patient underwent surgical repair with an aortic-bifemoral prosthesis and was ultimately discharged without further complications. This is the fourth report in the literature of orchidodynia as referred pain from an aneurysm of the abdominal aorta.
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