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An 80-year-old man in India developed a bizarre, eggshell-like material around his **** — the result of a rare reaction to a chronic infection, according to a new report of the case.
The man first went to the doctor because he was experiencing symptoms of a urinary tract infection, including blood in his urine, according to the report, which was published Jan. 6 in the journal BMJ Case Reports.
Doctors - Hard - **** - CT - Man
That's when doctors discovered that he had an enlarged and "stony hard" right ****. CT scans then revealed that the man had a fluid-filled sac around his **** that had begun to calcify, or harden with deposits of calcium.
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The fluid-filled sac, called a hydrocele, isn't part of the typical anatomy of the ****, but it can develop in response to an infection. The development of a hydrocele is common, especially in newborns, and it typically disappears without treatment within a year. But it can also occur in older men in response to inflammation or injury.
The most common cause of this fluid-filled sac is lymphatic filariasis, an infection caused by certain species of parasitic worms. The larvae of these parasites...
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