A rare cause of scrotal abscess: xanthogranulomatous epididymitis


  • Brinda B. Panchal Department of General Surgery, SGT University, Haryana, India
  • Digpal H. Thakore Department of General Surgery, SGT University, Haryana, India
  • Pawan Tiwari Department of General Surgery, SGT University, Haryana, India
  • Navyam Godara SGT Medical College and Hospital, Haryana, India
  • Doyel Kataria SGT Medical College and Hospital, Haryana, India




Epididymitis, Oorchitis, Scrotal abscess, Xanthogranulomatous


Xanthogranulomatous epididymitis is a rare benign process with destruction of tissue and replacement by cellular infiltration of foamy macrophages, dense lymphocytes and plasma cells. Literature has very few case reports. We reported here a case of a 72 years old male who presented as scrotal abscess with bilateral hydrocele on ultrasound. On exploration he had normal right testis with abscess localized to epididymis underwent right epididymectomy with orchidopexy. Histopathology reported necrosis and abundant foamy macrophages and plasma cells findings suggestive of xanthogranulomatous epididymitis. 

Author Biographies

Brinda B. Panchal, Department of General Surgery, SGT University, Haryana, India

3rd year post-graduate

Department of Surgery

Digpal H. Thakore, Department of General Surgery, SGT University, Haryana, India

3rd year, post-graduate

Department of Surgery

Pawan Tiwari, Department of General Surgery, SGT University, Haryana, India


Department of Surgery

Navyam Godara, SGT Medical College and Hospital, Haryana, India


SGT Medical College and Hospital 

Doyel Kataria, SGT Medical College and Hospital, Haryana, India


SGT Medical College and Hospital 


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