Cystadenocarcinoma of the rete testis
Cystadenocarcinoma of the rete testis is the malignant version of cystadenoma of the rete testis.
Primarily a disease of older men (>60 years old), but has been noted in a wide age range (8-91 years).
Histologic evaluation requires exclusion of malignant mesothelioma or papillary serous carcinoma, which can be mimics.
Cystadenoma and cystadenocarcinoma of the rete testis cannot be radiologically distinguished, and prospective diagnosis of cystadenocarcinoma does not currently seem possible.
For sonographic appearance, see cystadenoma of the rete testis.
~25% of tumours are associated with hydrocele.
Treatment and prognosis
Treatment and survival data are not robust due to the rarity of the tumour. Post orchiectomy patients still carry a guarded prognosis, unlike cystadenoma.
Radiologic differential diagnosis includes
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