Seminoma presented as testicular rupture: Case report and literature review

  • Rahul Lunawat Department of Urology, Pinderfields Hospital, Wakefield, Mid Yorkshire NHS Trust, UK
  • Marius Craciun Department of Urology, Pinderfields Hospital, Wakefield, Mid Yorkshire NHS Trust, UK
  • Savvas Omorphos Department of Urology, Pinderfields Hospital, Wakefield, Mid Yorkshire NHS Trust, UK
  • Philip MT Weston Department of Urology, Pinderfields Hospital, Wakefield, Mid Yorkshire NHS Trust, UK
  • Shekhar C Biyani Department of Urology, Pinderfields Hospital, Wakefield, Mid Yorkshire NHS Trust, UK
Keywords: testicular rupture, seminoma, trivial trauma

Abstract

Rupture of the testis as a result of blunt trauma is rarely seen in daily urological practice. We report an unusual case of incidental seminoma diagnosed after surgical exploration and subsequent orchidectomy of a severed testis following testicular injury as a result of trivial blunt trauma. This case highlights the inability of investigative tools, such as a scrotal ultrasound, in distinguishing an underlying tumour in the presence of testicular parenchymal damage. We therefore advocate a high index of clinical suspicion for co-existing pathology in cases of testicular rupture secondary to an insignificant blunt trauma to the scrotum.

Published
2014-10-22
How to Cite
Lunawat, R., Craciun, M., Omorphos, S., Weston, P. M., & Biyani, S. C. (2014). Seminoma presented as testicular rupture: Case report and literature review. Canadian Urological Association Journal, 8(9-10), e749-51. https://doi.org/10.5489/cuaj.2194
Section
Case Report