Epidermoid Cyst of the Testis 5-Year Follow-Up Results in Adults

Caner Ediz, Aysenur Ihvan, Bulent Kati, Serkan Akan, Omer Yilmaz
2019 Open Journal of Urology  
In this study, we aimed to share our experiences in patients with epidermoid cyst of the testis. We report the demographic and clinical characteristics and the long term results in patients with epidermoid cysts. Materials and Methods: Thirteen patients with epidermoid cyst of the testis treated between June 2000 and January 2018 were retrospectively evaluated. Ten patients with available data were included in the study. Patients' age, scrotal localization of symptoms, physical examination
more » ... al examination findings, serum tumor marker levels, pathology results and follow-up periods were recorded. Results: The current cohort consisted of 10 patients. The mean age at diagnosis was 29.7 years (range, 20 to 53 years). Eighty percent of the lesions were localized to the left hemiscrotum and 20% to the right hemiscrotum. One patient had a history of unilateral undescended testis. Serum tumor markers were normal in all patients. The mean scrotal mass lesion volume at diagnosis was 28 mm 3 (range, 13 to 51 mm 3 ). The mean follow-up period was 66.9 months (range, 12 to 216 months). Conclusions: Epidermoid cyst of the testis should be kept in mind, particularly in patients with lesions negative for tumor markers and radiological findings typical of epidermoid cysts. Annual follow-up is not required.
doi:10.4236/oju.2019.94008 fatcat:zmfgtiwnsrbjbmwbrq6weszsji