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Epidermoid cyst of the testis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3787857     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
An epidermoid cyst of the testis is a rare benign lesion, representing about 1% of all testicular tumors. Most of the lesions occur between the age of 20 and 40 and present as a painless enlargement of the testis, or are found as a nodule on routine examination. Histopathologic findings consist of a cyst filled with keratin and lined by a squamous epithelium. There is evidence that this tumor is of germ-cell origin and represents monoepidermal differentiation of a benign teratoma. There is some discussion about treatment, but most authors perform radical orchiectomy.
P Vos; F J van der Beek; R Ingenhoes
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Urologia internationalis     Volume:  41     ISSN:  0042-1138     ISO Abbreviation:  Urol. Int.     Publication Date:  1986  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-01-13     Completed Date:  1987-01-13     Revised Date:  2006-10-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417373     Medline TA:  Urol Int     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  315-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Epidermal Cyst / pathology*
Middle Aged
Testicular Diseases / pathology*

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