chapter  Case 87
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Testicular lump

This chapter, written for undergraduate medical students and post-graduate doctors in training, presents information on how to manage testicular lump — a case which they are likely to encounter in the future in a general practice setting. It presents the case of a 49-year-old man who has a small testicular lump that he has noticed for some years and which has recently become hard and slightly tender, although he wonders whether it is because he has been examining it frequently. The chapter provides details of the patients' medical history and the key findings of clinical examination, together with initial investigation results data for evaluation, and helps them develop their skills of clinical reasoning. Key questions then prompt the student to evaluate the patient, and reach a decision regarding their condition and the possible treatment plan.