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SARS-CoV-2-Associated Obliterative Arteritis Causing Massive Testicular Infarction

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Department of Pathology, Cruces University Hospital, Barakaldo, 48903 Bizkaia, Spain
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Department of Urology, Cruces University Hospital, Barakaldo, 48903 Bizkaia, Spain
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Department of Pathology, San Giovanni Bosco Hospital, 10154 Turin, Italy
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Biocruces-Bizkaia Health Research Institute, Barakaldo, 48903 Bizkaia, Spain
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Clin. Pract. 2021, 11(2), 246-249; https://doi.org/10.3390/clinpract11020037
Received: 19 March 2021 / Revised: 12 April 2021 / Accepted: 21 April 2021 / Published: 6 May 2021
A 26-year-old man with symptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infection developed a sudden-onset acute testicular pain. The echo-doppler images showed massive testicular infarction, so orchiectomy was performed. On gross examination, the surgical specimen showed complete testicular necrosis and diffuse thickening of the testicular coverings. Under the microscope, a severe obliterative arteritis was evidenced. SARS-CoV-2 spike antibody was detected by immunohistochemistry in the arterial endothelium. Electron microscopy displayed intracytoplasmic spiky viral particles in endothelial cells. The patient was treated with corticoids and was asymptomatic at last contact. View Full-Text
Keywords: SARS-CoV-2; COVID-19; arteritis; pathology; testicular infarction SARS-CoV-2; COVID-19; arteritis; pathology; testicular infarction
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Parrón, D.; Gartzia, A.; Iturregui, A.M.; Imaz, I.; Manini, C.; García-Olaverri, J.; López, J.I. SARS-CoV-2-Associated Obliterative Arteritis Causing Massive Testicular Infarction. Clin. Pract. 2021, 11, 246-249. https://doi.org/10.3390/clinpract11020037

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Parrón D, Gartzia A, Iturregui AM, Imaz I, Manini C, García-Olaverri J, López JI. SARS-CoV-2-Associated Obliterative Arteritis Causing Massive Testicular Infarction. Clinics and Practice. 2021; 11(2):246-249. https://doi.org/10.3390/clinpract11020037

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Parrón, Dámaso, Ane Gartzia, Ane M. Iturregui, Igone Imaz, Claudia Manini, Jorge García-Olaverri, and José I. López 2021. "SARS-CoV-2-Associated Obliterative Arteritis Causing Massive Testicular Infarction" Clinics and Practice 11, no. 2: 246-249. https://doi.org/10.3390/clinpract11020037

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