Saturday, September 27, 2008

Testis and Epididymis: Specific Inflammations - Gonorrhea

1. Most cases of gonorrhea are due to retrograde extension of infection from the posterior urethra to prostate, seminal vesicles, and epididymis.
2. The inflammatory pattern is identical to that seen in nonspecific epididymitis and orchitis.
Infection may extend to the testis and produce suppurative orchitis in untreated cases.