Late occurrence of bilateral tuberculous-like epididymo-orchitis after intravesical bacille Calmette-Guérin therapy for superficial bladder carcinoma.Urology. 2005 Jan; 65(1):175.U
We report a case of bilateral tuberculous-like epididymo-orchitis occurring 3 years after intravesical bacille Calmette-Guérin instillation therapy in an 83-year-old patient with proven superficial bladder carcinoma. The patient had no previous history of tuberculosis. Because of persistent inflammation and painful swelling of the epididymides and testes, the patient underwent bilateral orchiectomy. This case demonstrates the late adverse effects that can occur after intravesical BCG therapy, which in our patient ended in surgical removal of both gonads.