Archives of Medicine and Health Sciences

: 2020  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 296--298

Isolated left adrenal gland involvement in testicular tuberculosis

Pandiaraja Jayabal1, Shalini Arumugam2 
1 Department of General Surgery, Dr. Mehta Hospital, Global Campus, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Community Medicine, ACS Medical College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Testicular tuberculosis (TB) is commonly associated with genitourinary TB or as a part of miliary TB. In miliary type of testicular TB, there is often bilateral involvement of the adrenal gland. Our case presented with enlargement of the left adrenal gland only. This may be due to anomalous communication between the left gonadal vein and the left adrenal vein. He was started with antituberculous treatment with rifampicin, isoniazid, pyrazinamide, and ethambutol. The patient failed to respond to anti-TB treatment; therefore, he underwent left low inguinal orchidectomy, and the histopathology confirmed the diagnosis. The adrenal lesion started disappearing following orchidectomy and antituberculous treatment.

How to cite this article:
Jayabal P, Arumugam S. Isolated left adrenal gland involvement in testicular tuberculosis.Arch Med Health Sci 2020;8:296-298

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Jayabal P, Arumugam S. Isolated left adrenal gland involvement in testicular tuberculosis. Arch Med Health Sci [serial online] 2020 [cited 2021 Jul 23 ];8:296-298
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