Malignant mesothelioma of testicular tunica vaginalis
Article first published online: 11 DEC 2002
International Journal of Urology
Volume 9, Issue 10, pages 602–603, October 2002
How to Cite
ABE, K., KATO, N., MIKI, K., NIMURA, S., SUZUKI, M., KIYOTA, H., ONODERA, S. and OISHI, Y. (2002), Malignant mesothelioma of testicular tunica vaginalis. International Journal of Urology, 9: 602–603. doi: 10.1046/j.1442-2042.2002.00521.x
- Issue published online: 11 DEC 2002
- Article first published online: 11 DEC 2002
- Received 12 December 2001; accepted April 2002.
- malignant mesothelioma;
- tunica vaginalis
We report here a case with malignant mesothelioma of testicular tunica vaginalis. An 81-year-old Japanese man with left hydrocele was referred for operation. When hydrocelectomy was performed, a thick wall of tunica vaginalis without malignancy was observed. Seven months after hydrocelectomy, a hard irregular mass was noticed in the left scrotum, therefore inguinal orchiectomy was performed. Pathologically, the mass showed severe atypia and mitosis. The diagnosis of malignant mesothelioma was made. He refused any adjuvant treatment and died 1 year later from multiple metastases to the paraaortic lymph nodes and lumbar supine.