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J Am Osteopath Assoc. 1999 Oct;99(10):537-8.

Testicular cysts: management and literature review.

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  • 1Department of Surgery, Albert Einstein Medical Center (AEMC), Philadelphia, PA 19141, USA.


Simple testicular cysts are extremely rare; only 20 cases have been reported in the literature. Sites include the tunica albuginea, tunica vaginalis, and testicular epidermis. Conservative enucleation is an effective treatment for these lesions once ultrasound examination establishes that the mass is cystic. Such Enucleation salvages testicular tissue. In the cases discussed, two patients were initially evaluated for vague testicular discomfort and one patient for male infertility. All were subsequently found to have benign testicular cysts. All the cysts were excised, and all patients remain disease-free. Included is a case series report of simple testicular cysts and a review of the literature.

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