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Diagn Cytopathol. 2011 Nov;39(11):849-51. doi: 10.1002/dc.21569. Epub 2010 Nov 2.

Adrenal rest in testis diagnosed by fine-needle aspiration cytology.

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  • 1Department of Cytology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India.


In this article, we have described an extremely uncommon entity of adrenal rest in testis in fine-needle aspiration cytology in a 7-year-old male child with symptoms of precocious puberty. The patient had a raised serum testosterone level along with a well-defined solitary mass in the testis. Fine-needle aspiration cytology smears show a dispersed population of large cells with abundant finely granular cytoplasm, eccentric nuclei, coarse nuclear chromatin, and multiple prominent nucleoli. Considering the clinical, radiological, biochemical, and also cytological features, a diagnosis of adrenal cell rest was made.

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