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Urology

Segmental testicular infarction due to minocycline-induced antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody--positive vasculitis.


PMID 24793001

Abstract

Segmental testicular infarction is an uncommon clinical entity marked by acute scrotal pain and swelling. Classically, these appear as wedge-shaped, avascular, hypoechoic lesions on a testicular ultrasound. We present a unique case of testicular infarct caused by an antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-positive vasculitis secondary to the use of the antibiotic minocycline. The patient's symptoms resolved with cessation of minocycline. We suggest that patients who present with otherwise unexplained testicular infarction undergo a careful review of medications to uncover a potential cause.