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The Korean Journal of Pathology 2007;41(4): 271-273.
Enterogenous Cyst of the Testis.
Sang Chul Nam, Man Hoon Han, Seok Jun Ye, Tae Gyun Kwon, Bup Wan Kim, Ghil Suk Yoon
1Department of Pathology, Kyungpook National University School of Medicine, Daegu, Korea. gsyoon@knu.ac.kr
2Department of Urology, Kyungpook National University School of Medicine, Daegu, Korea.
ABSTRACT
We present a rare case of an enterogenous cyst of the testis in a 21-year-old man. On ultrasonography, an ovoid hypoechoic solid mass (2x2x1.5 cm) was confined to the right testis. The left testis and bilateral epididymis were within normal limits. Grossly, the tumor was a unilocular cystic mass, without a solid component. Microscopically, the cystic mass was composed of mucin-secreting simple columnar epithelial lining cells, lamina propria and a well-differentiated muscularis propria. There was no evidence of any germ cell derivatives or neoplasia in the cystic mass and in the surrounding testicular parenchyma. Immunohistochemistry showed a positive reaction for cytokeratin and the epithelial membrane antigen in the epithelial lining; in addition, it was positive for smooth muscle actin in the well-differentiated muscularis propria.
Key Words: Enterogenous cyst; Testis
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