A Case of Intratesticular Endometrioid Papillary Cystadenocarcinoma

Department of Urology, Akita University Graduate School of Medicine, 1-1-1 Hondo, Akita 010-8543, Japan.
Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology (Impact Factor: 1.75). 05/2011; 41(5):674-6. DOI: 10.1093/jjco/hyr038
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ABSTRACT We report a case of intratesticular endometrioid papillary cystadenocarcinoma. A 73-year-old man was admitted for a painless right scrotal swelling. Ultrasonography and computed tomography revealed a large cystic mass in the right testis. Right scrotum puncture revealed xanthochromic fluid with negative cytology. Three months later, follow-up computed tomography showed enlargement of the cystic mass. Right high orchiectomy was performed because a testicular malignancy was suspected. The pathological diagnosis was endometrioid papillary cystadenocarcinoma, and the cells were strongly positive for the estrogen and progesterone receptors. Testicular neoplasms resembling common ovarian-type epithelial tumors are very rare. This is the first report of endometrioid papillary cystadenocarcinoma of the testis.

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