Penis & scrotum
Peritesticular fibrosis

Topic Completed: 1 May 2010

Minor changes: 14 February 2019

Copyright: 2002-2019,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Peritesticular fibrosis

Alcides Chaux, M.D.
Antonio L. Cubilla, M.D.
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Cite this page: Chaux A, Cubilla AL. Peritesticular fibrosis. website. Accessed September 21st, 2020.
Definition / general
  • Benign tumor-like lesion simulating a testicular tumor (Arch Surg 1978;113:814)
  • May cause bowel wall perforation in infants with meconium periorchitis
  • Typically involves tunica albuginea
Case reports
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Dense fibrosis, focal edema, lymphangiectasis and perivascular round cell infiltration
  • Active epididymitis and chronic interstitial orchitis present in some cases
  • Associated with fibrinous or hyalinized loose bodies in cavity
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