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Bilateral Septic Neonatal Orchiepididymitis – Case Report



Neonatal epididymo-orchitis is a rare condition, causing testicular pain in neonatal boys. It represents epididymo-testicular inflammation which commonly coexists with urinary tract infections and malformations. The idiopathic type is extremely rare. We present a case of a seven-day old male neonate with advanced septic form of idiopathic orchiepididymitis and no associated urinary tract anomalies. The boy was hospitalized with signs of sepsis, anterior abdominal wall phlegmona and bilateral acute scrotum. Colour Doppler echosonography indicated epididymo-testicular inflammation with increased vascular flow. The patient underwent surgical exploration of both scrota in order to evacuate purulent content and fibrin. Cultures of Enterobacter sppwere detected in hemiscrotal pus. Prompt administration of antibiotics was done. The postoperative course was uneventful. We suggest that every male baby must be very meticulously examined by a neonatologist in the early postnatal period, in order to prevent infertility.

19 Jun, 2014
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