Detection of Orchitis and Sacroiliitis due to Brucellosis by Tc-99m Polyclonal Human Immunoglobulin Scintigraphy

Kadanalı A., USLU SINAV H., Varoğlu E.

CLINICAL NUCLEAR MEDICINE, vol.37, no.7, pp.671-673, 2012 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Editorial Material
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/rlu.0b013e31824c5db9
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.671-673


Here, we report 1 case of Brucella orchitis detected by Tc-99m human immunoglobulin scintigraphy and confirmed by testicular ultrasound. A 29-year-old farmer was admitted to our hospital with fever, fatigue, arthralgia, and painful scrotal swelling that had appeared 12 days before admission. Clinically, right sacroiliitis was recorded through the Fabere test Unilateral sacroiliitis and orchitis were detected by Tc-99m human immunoglobulin scintigraphy. Hypoechoic left testicular lesions and swelling of the concurrent epididymis were seen on a testicular ultrasound examination. Wright agglutination test and blood specimen culture for Brucella species were positive.