Sertoli cell nodule
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|Sertoli cell nodule|
|Diagnosis in short|
Sertoli cell nodule. H&E stain.
|Synonyms||Pick's adenoma, testicular tubular adenoma, tubular adenoma of the testis|
|LM||unencapsulated nodules composed of well-formed tubules, +/eosinophilic (hyaline) blob in lumen (centre), cells - vaguely resemble immature Sertoli cells (bland hyperchromatic oval/round nuclei) but are stratified (somewhat like a tubular adenoma of the gastrointestinal tract)|
|LM DDx||Sertoli cell tumour, sex cord tumour with annular tubules, gonadoblastoma|
|IHC||alpha-inhibin +ve, PLAP -ve|
|Clinical history||+/-undescended testis|
|Prevalence||uncommon in general|
Sertoli cell nodule, abbreviated SCN, is a benign lesion of the testis that is usually incidental.
It is also known as Pick's adenoma, testicular tubular adenoma and tubular adenoma of the testis.
- Benign proliferation of Sertoli cells - associated with cryptorchidism (undescended testis).
- Not composed of a clonal cell population, i.e. not neoplastic; thus, technically, should not be called an adenoma.
- Usually an incidental finding, rarely presents as a testicular mass.
- Unencapsulated nodules composed of well-formed tubules.
- May contain eosinophilic (hyaline) blob in lumen (centre).
- Cells - vaguely resemble immature Sertoli cells:
- Bland hyperchromatic oval/round nuclei that are stratified - somewhat like a tubular adenoma of the gastrointestinal tract - key feature.
- Alpha-inhibin +ve (5/5 cases).
- OCT3/4 -ve (5/5 cases).
- PLAP -ve.
TESTICLE, LEFT, ORCHIECTOMY: - ATROPHIC TESTICLE WITH SERTOLI CELL NODULES. - NEGATIVE FOR GERM CELL NEOPLASIA IN SITU (INTRATUBULAR GERM CELL NEOPLASIA). - NEGATIVE FOR MALIGNANCY. COMMENT: The above findings are supported by immunostains. The tubules stain with alpha-inhibin and are negative for PLAP.
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