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Indian J Pathol Microbiol. 2013 Oct-Dec;56(4):422-4. doi: 10.4103/0377-4929.125359.

Epithelioid hemangioma of the testis.

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  • 1Xin Hua Hospital affiliated to Shanghai JiaoTong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China.


Testicular hemangioma is a very rare benign vascular neoplasm, there are only less than 30 cases of testicular hemangiomas reported in the literature. We report a case of epithelioid hemangioma of the testis in a 53-year-old man who presented with painless mass in the right testis. An orchiectomy was performed, The 1 cm tumor was composed of prominent proliferation of small, capillary-sized vessels lined by plump, epithelioid endothelial cells. Immunohistochemically, the epithelioid endothelial cells reacted with antibodies to factor VIII-related antigen, CD31, CD34 and Vimentin, but not CK, EMA, CEA, S-100 and CD68. Although it is a rare tumor, we should be aware of it and avoid confusion with other vascular neoplasm.

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