Some speculate that the
disease may have an autoimmune basis.,
More frequently in African-Americans.
Some cases are
associated with urinary tract infections, history of prostatectomy, inguinal
hernia repair and trauma.
|General Gross Description|
The testis is enlarged.
surface is vaguely nodular, yellowish, and hard.
may be total or partial.
|General Microscopic Description|
There is inflammation consisting of lymphocytes, plasma cells,
macrophages, fibroblasts and scattered multinucleated giant cells.
Cotran RS, Kumar V, Robbins SL: Robbins Pathologic Basis of Disease. 5th ed. Philadelphia, W.B. Saunders, 1994, p. 1013.
Mostofi FK and Price EB editors.
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|Synopsis by: Harold Yamase M.D. (T78000M44000)