Epidermoid Cyst of the Testis Misdiagnosed as a Hydrocele: A Case Report

Jessica Harvey
2010 Journal of Medical Cases  
We present a case of a 63 years old patient who presented with a slow-growing, painless testicular swelling clinically diagnosed as a hydrocele. The patient underwent elective hydrocele repair, where it became apparent that the diagnosis of a hydrocele was incorrect. On incision of the presumed hydrocele sac, a caseous material was encountered and no obvious healthy testicle was apparent. An orchidectomy was performed and pathological assessment revealed the lesion to be an epidermoid cyst; a
more » ... re benign lesion of the testicle that clinicians should consider when assessing scrotal swellings.
doi:10.4021/jmc2010.07.109e fatcat:2kkb7anqufeqzppixvx6xve4pe