Testis and epididymis
Rete testis
Sertoliform cystadenoma

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Revised: 29 March 2019

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Rafael Jimenez, M.D.
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Definition / general
  • Extremely rare (4 cases reported)
  • Age 34 - 62 years, presents as unilateral painless testicular mass
  • Benign; excision and follow up is adequate
Gross description
  • 1 - 3 cm, single, well circumscribed, cystic or nodular tan white mass confined to rete testis
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Noninvasive tubular or solid pattern within rete testis, monotonous and bland Sertoli like cells that fill / distend rete testes; no mitoses
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Differential diagnosis
  • Sertoli cell tumor: in testis, often invasive, cells with lipid droplets or vacuolated cytoplasm and variable mitoses
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