Hydrocele testis

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Hydrocele testis is a benign pathology of the testis.

General

  • Benign.
    • May be seen in association with a testicular neoplasm.[1]
  • Common.[2]

Clinical:

  • Scrotal mass.

Microscopic

Features:

  • Cyst lined by a simple ciliated epithelium.
  • Does not contain sperm.

DDx:

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Submitted as "Right Hydrocele Sac", Excision:
     - Consistent with hydrocele sac.

Block letters

HYDROCELE SAC, LEFT, EXCISION:
- CONSISTENT WITH HYDROCELE SAC.
SOFT TISSUE ("HYDROCELE SAC"),LEFT, EXCISION:
- FIBROADIPOSE TISSUE COVERED BY MESOTHELIUM WITH REACTIVE CHANGES -- CONSISTENT
  WITH HYDROCELE SAC.
- EPIDIDYMIS WITH SPERM (INCIDENTAL FINDING).

Micro

The sections shows fragments of tissue compatible with a benign cyst, that had a fibrous wall and was lined by a simple epithelium. No spermatocytes are identified.

Benign connective tissue (including skeletal muscle, nerves and blood vessels) is also present.

See also

References

  1. Junnila, J.; Lassen, P. (Feb 1998). "Testicular masses.". Am Fam Physician 57 (4): 685-92. PMID 9490992.
  2. Wampler, SM.; Llanes, M. (Sep 2010). "Common scrotal and testicular problems.". Prim Care 37 (3): 613-26, x. doi:10.1016/j.pop.2010.04.009. PMID 20705202.