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Can Urol Assoc J. 2015 Nov-Dec;9(11-12):E814-6. doi: 10.5489/cuaj.3218. Epub 2015 Nov 4.

Primary testicular mucinous cystadenoma: Case report and literature review.

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Department of Urology at Coronel Mota Hospital in Roraima State, Brazil;
Biodiversity Research Center atthe Federal Universityof Roraima (CBio/UFRR), Boa Vista, Brazil.


Testicular mucinous cystadenomas are rare in urological practice, and their histogenesis, course and management are debated. We report a primary testicular mucinous cystadenoma in a 54-year old male who presented with left testicular swelling and pain. He denied having a history of cryptorchidism, testicular trauma, infections, urinary complaints, or febrile illnesses. He did not have diabetes, but was on treatment for hypertension. The patient underwent a left inguinal radical orchiectomy, and histological examination of the resected tumour confirmed a primary testicular mucinous cystadenoma. The patient had an uneventful recovery, and is being followed up. Conclusively, urologists need to maintain a high index of suspicion of these tumours and their differentiation from metastatic tumours to ensure optimal therapeutic outcomes.

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