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Appendicular abscess masquerading as right testicular mass
  1. Pon Rachel Vedamanickam
  1. General Surgery, Baptist Christian Hospital Tezpur, Tezpur, Tamil Nadu, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Pon Rachel Vedamanickam, rachel15987{at}


A 38-year-old man presented with an acute onset of pain and swelling of the right testis. On examination, he was tender in the right iliac fossa (RIF) with a grossly enlarged and tender right testis. Ultrasonography and contrast-enhanced CT of the abdomen and pelvis revealed right epididymo-orchitis, a bulky and inflamed right spermatic cord and a well- defined, thick-walled collection in the RIF.

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  • Contributors PRV is the sole author of this article.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

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  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

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