Penis and scrotum
Nonneoplastic lesions of scrotum
Tunica albuginea cysts

Authors: Antonio Cubilla, M.D., Alcides Chaux, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 9 April 2018, last major update May 2010

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Cite this page: Cubilla, A., Chaux, A. Tunica albuginea cysts. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/penscrotumtunicacysts.html. Accessed July 17th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Benign cystic lesions that may be confused with testicular tumors
Sites
  • Anterior and lateral aspect of the testis
Etiology
Clinical features
  • Tumor or painful swelling
  • Incidental finding in some cases
Case reports
Gross description
  • Cystic lesions with clear fluid
  • Connected to the tunica albuginea
Gross images

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Cyst of tunica albuginea



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61 year old man

Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Cysts lined by low cuboidal or columnar cells, may be ciliated
  • Gland-like structures in fibrous walls and tunica albuginea
  • May contain psammoma bodies (Int J Urol 2001;8:520)
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Cyst of tunica albuginea



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Various images