Testis & epididymis
Nonneoplastic lesions

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PubMed Search: Nonneoplastic testicular cysts

Sean R. Williamson, M.D.
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Definition / general
Cite this page: Williamson S. Cysts. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/testiscysts.html. Accessed August 8th, 2020.
Definition / general
  • Epidermoid cysts, mesothelial cysts, cysts of tunica albuginea, rete testis, efferent ducts or testicular parenchyma have been described
  • These cysts are benign; epithelium is cuboidal to columnar, variable cilia
  • Tunica albuginea cysts are probably of mesothelial origin (Arch Pathol Lab Med 1989;113:902)
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