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ABSTRACT: Benign fibrous tumor of the tunica vaginalis testis is an uncommon lesion of unknown pathogenesis and histogenesis, frequently described as fibrous pseudotumor. We describe a case of a fibrous tumor of the tunica vaginalis testis studied with light, immunocytochemical, and electron microscopy in a 64-year-old man who also developed a metachronous renal cell carcinoma. To our knowledge, this is the first such case to be presented. We describe the cell of origin of this rare entity and its similarity to fibrous tumors of pleura and extrapleural sites, with a review of the English-language literature and emphasize that not all intrascrotal tumors are malignant.
Archives of pathology & laboratory medicine 04/1992; 116(3):277-80. · 2.84 Impact Factor