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Nematode infection mimicking paratesticular malignancy
  1. Jins Kallampallil1,
  2. Sarah J Wood1,
  3. Timothy O'Dempsey2,
  4. Ross J Craigie1
  1. 1Department of Paediatric Surgery, The Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, Manchester, UK
  2. 2Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK
  1. Correspondence to Jins Kallampallil, jins.johnykallampallil{at}


Paratesticular swellings pose a diagnostic dilemma due to concerns over malignancy. We present a case of paratesticular swelling in a 13-year-old boy as a result of Dirofilaria immitis infection. The boy presented with a 2-month history of right testicular discomfort associated with an irregular mass within the scrotum.

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