Testis and epididymis
Infectious testicular lesions
Reviewer: Sean Williamson, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 20 April 2013, last major update December 2012
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- Testicular infections rare in infected children (prepubertal), but occur in 15-40% of postpubertal men one week after parotiditis
- Usually unilateral (bilateral in 15-30%); epididymitis is also common (85%) and often precedes orchitis
- 1/3 of infected postpubertal men develop testicular atrophy, 2-10% become infertile
- Incidence increasing, due to reduced use of vaccine (BJU Int 2010;105:1060)
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