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Tunica vaginalis testis mesothelioma

Tunica vaginalis testis mesothelioma refers to mesothelioma arising from the tunica vaginalis

Malignant mesothelioma originating from the tunica vaginalis is extremely rare. 

Patients usually present with enlarging or recurrent hydrocele, or less frequently, scrotal mass and inguinal hernia 8.

Although the exact pathophysiology is unclear, exposure to asbestos and long-standing hydrocele are considered risk factors for malignant mesothelioma of the tunica vaginalis. A history of asbestos exposure is present in <50% of patients 7.

  • it can present as single or multiple paratesticular masses, diffuse disease, or as papillary excrescences on the inner surface of a hydrocele

Ultrasound - testicular and scrotal

Article information

rID: 30257
System: Urogenital
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Mesothelioma of tunica vaginalis testis
  • Testicular mesothelioma
  • Tunica vaginalis mesothelioma

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