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Volume 10 (2010), Pages 1915-1918
http://dx.doi.org/10.1100/tsw.2010.194
Case Study

Testicular Polyarteritis Nodosa Mimicking Testicular Neoplasm

1Göztepe Training and Research Hospital, 2nd Urology Clinic, Istanbul, Turkey
2Nisantasi Pathology Laboratory, Istanbul, Turkey

Received 13 February 2010; Revised 27 July 2010; Accepted 23 September 2010

Academic Editor: Anthony Atala

Copyright © 2010 Gokhan Atis et al.

Abstract

Polyarteritis nodosa (PAN) presents mostly as a systemic disease characterized by necrotizing vasculitis affecting small- and medium-sized arteries. Rarely, the inflammatory process is isolated and involves a single organ without systemic manifestations. We described the case of a 57-year-old patient with isolated testicular PAN who presented with a testicular mass mimicking a primary testicular tumor.