Testis and epididymis
Nonneoplastic testicular lesions
Meconium periorchitis

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

Revised: 7 April 2017, last major update December 2012

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Definition / general
  • Due to meconium peritonitis in fetal life (Hum Pathol 1986;17:807)
  • Meconium leaks from perforated viscus into peritoneum, through a patent processus vaginalis into scrotum
  • Patients present with testicular mass during infancy
  • Patients may have cystic fibrosis
Gross description
  • Yellowish green mass adherent to testis with multifocal dystrophic calcification
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Pigment laden macrophages, myxoid stroma, squames, lanugo hair, calcification and mesothelial hyperplasia