Cardiopulmonary MedicineCase Report

Sarcoidosis Presenting as an Epididymal Mass

Wayne D. Hey, DO; Alan J. Shienbaum, DO; and Gordon A. Brown, DO
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Received: October 15, 2008

Accepted: January 12, 2009

Published: November 1, 2009

J Osteopath Med; 109(11): 609-610

Sarcoidosis is a multisystem inflammatory disease that characteristically involves the lungs and lymph nodes. Involvement of the genitourinary system is rare. We report the case of a 39-year-old African American man who presented with an asymptomatic right-sided epididymal mass and underwent partial epididymectomy. Pathologic analysis revealed numerous noncaseating granulomas. Results from computed tomography imaging of the chest and lung biopsy were consistent with sarcoidosis.

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