Testis and epididymis
Nonneoplastic testicular lesions

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

Revised: 7 April 2017, last major update December 2012

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PubMed Search: Malakoplakia [title] testis

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Definition / general
  • Affects testis alone or testis and epididymis
  • Culture often grows presence of coliforms
Gross description
  • Testis is enlarged, tanish yellowy brown
  • Associated with abscesses and thrombosed blood vessels
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Tubular atrophy, sheets of histiocytes with Michaelis-Gutmann bodies (intracellular and extracellular round structures containing iron and calcium)
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Tubular outlines appear preserved

Tubular architecture is destroyed

Sertoli cells replaced

Malakoplakia of the testis

Virtual slides

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Malakoplakia of testis

Electron microscopy description
  • Bacteria within phagolysosomes of histiocytes