Tunica vaginalis testis mesothelioma
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Malignant mesothelioma originating from the tunica vaginalis is extremely rare.
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
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