Testis and epididymis
Nonneoplastic testicular lesions
Cystic dysplasia - testis

Author: Sean Williamson, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 24 July 2017, last major update December 2012

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Definition / general
  • Rare congenital disorder with numerous irregular cystic spaces in mediastinum testis
  • May be due to defect in connection between rete testis / seminiferous tubules and efferent tubules
  • Sometimes associated with renal agenesis or dysplasia (ipsilateral)
Case reports
Clinical images

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Epididymal cyst

Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Cysts lined by flattened to cuboidal epithelium separated by incomplete connective tissue septa; resembles rete testis
Microscopic (histologic) description

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Multiple cystic spaces

Positive stains