Cystadenoma of the rete testis

Cystadenoma of the rete testis is a rare cystic testicular tumour. It does not have specific imaging features, but may be suggested in the differential of a large multiloculated cystic tumor involving the testicle. It cannot be radiologically differentiated from cystadenocarcinoma.

Reported in patients aged 26-66 years old. No known risk factors.

Histologically, some cystadenoma variants may resemble Sertoli cells, and has been termed "sertoliform cystadenoma".

Ultrasound
  • multilocular cystic tumour
  • may extend from the intratesticular mediastinum testis into the extratesticular space
  • solid nodular components are possible, but uncommon

Surgical excision is usually the treatment of choice. Recurrence is possible, so post surgical follow up is usually necessary.

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Article information

rID: 33263
System: Urogenital
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Sertoliform cystadenoma

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