Mesothelioma of the tunica vaginalis testis: A case report


KAZAZ İ. O. , Teoman A. S. , AYDIN MUNGAN S.

INDIAN JOURNAL OF PATHOLOGY AND MICROBIOLOGY, vol.63, no.3, pp.475-477, 2020 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 63 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.4103/ijpm.ijpm_780_18
  • Journal Name: INDIAN JOURNAL OF PATHOLOGY AND MICROBIOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Agricultural & Environmental Science Database, CAB Abstracts, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Veterinary Science Database, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Page Numbers: pp.475-477
  • Keywords: Mesothelioma, testis, tunica vaginalis, MALIGNANT MESOTHELIOMA

Abstract

Primary mesotheliomas of the tunica vaginalis testis are very rare malignant tumors. They are generally associated with exposure to asbestos. They may manifest as hydrocele, testis tumor, inguinal hernia, or epididymitis. After differential diagnosis, treatment is primarily surgical. Adjuvant therapeutic methods for mesotheliomas of the tunica vaginalis testis, with their high mortality, are controversial. Here, we present a mesothelioma case derived from tunica vaginalis testis acting as long-term pyocele with no known asbestos exposure.