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J Pediatr Surg. 2013 Oct;48(10):2153-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2013.01.058.

Management of epididymal cysts in childhood.

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Department of Pediatric Surgery, Dr. Behcet Uz Children's Hospital, Izmir, Turkey. Electronic address: verikci@yahoo.com.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

A retrospective review was carried out to evaluate the clinical presentation of children with epididymal cysts (EC) and outcome of management at our institution.

METHODS:

There were 49 patients with EC in this series. The diagnosis of EC was made by physical examination and confirmed by ultrasound (US).

RESULTS:

The average age at presentation was 10.7 years (2 months-16 years). Scrotal mass (n: 22) and pain (n: 21) were the most frequent symptoms. Seven patients were lost to follow-up. The cysts were solitary in 32 patients and multiple in 10 patients. The mean value of cysts was 6.7 mm (2-20 mm). The cyst localisations were 22 in left, 16 in right, and bilateral in 4 patients. Complete involution of cysts was detected in 14 children. The average involution time was 11.2 months (1-37 months). In 20 cases, a decrease in cyst size was found. Cyst excision was performed in 8 patients with persistent scrotal pain or no cyst involution observed during follow-up.

CONCLUSION:

Conservative management of epididymal cysts is practical. However, surgical excision is recommended in patients with intractable scrotal pain or if the cyst size does not seem to involute.

KEYWORDS:

Cysts; Epididymis; Testis

PMID:
24094972
DOI:
10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2013.01.058
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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