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Case Rep Urol. 2015;2015:731987. doi: 10.1155/2015/731987. Epub 2015 Dec 21.

A 14-Year-Old Boy with Torsion of the Epididymal Cyst.

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Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Gonabad University of Medical Sciences, Gonabad, Iran.
Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.
Gonabad University of Medical Sciences, Gonabad, Iran.


Epididymal cyst is a benign mass in the scrotum that is relatively common in adults but it is rare in children. In routine experience the treatment of such cysts is conservative. Torsion of these cysts is extremely rare and the diagnosis is made by exploration of the scrotum. Our patient was a 14-year-old boy who has been referred to hospital with scrotal pain followed by a minor trauma 3 days ago. Exploration of the scrotum to rule out testicular rupture was performed and a large black cyst connected to the head of the epididymis with 720-degree rotation was found. The cyst was resected and pathologic examination revealed an acquired epididymal cyst (spermatocele). The patient has normal physical exam after 3 months' follow-up.

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