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Int J Surg Pathol. 2016 Aug;24(5):443-7. doi: 10.1177/1066896916628279. Epub 2016 Feb 12.

Case Report of a Well-Differentiated Papillary Mesothelioma of the Tunica Vaginalis in an Undescended Testis With Review of Literature.

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1
"G.B. Rossi" Hospital, University of Verona, Verona, Italy.
2
"Mater Salutis" Hospital, ULSS21, Legnago, Verona, Italy.
3
University of Sannio, Benevento, Italy.
4
"Mater Salutis" Hospital, ULSS21, Legnago, Verona, Italy remino76@yahoo.it.

Abstract

Well-differentiated papillary mesothelioma (WDPM) affecting the tunica vaginalis testis is a rare tumor, and very little is known about the clinicopathological spectrum of this variant as a distinct entity. Most patients with WDPM suffer from scrotal pain or swelling, but hydrocele seems to be the most common presenting symptom. These lesions are usually not aggressive and are accompanied by an indolent clinical behavior. In this article, we report the first case known of WDPM in an undescended testis, and in addition, we review the literature for similar cases.

KEYWORDS:

malignant mesothelioma; mesothelioma of uncertain malignant potential; tunica vaginalis testis; undescended testis; well-differentiated papillary mesothelioma

PMID:
26873338
DOI:
10.1177/1066896916628279
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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