Testis & epididymis

Nonneoplastic lesions

Rete testis adenomatous hyperplasia



Topic Completed: 1 March 2012

Minor changes: 12 April 2021

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PubMed Search: Adenomatous hyperplasia[title] rete testis

Rafael Jimenez, M.D.
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Definition / general
Gross description
  • May be solid / cystic mass in testicular hilus; usually small, incidental microscopic finding
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Tubulopapillary or cribriform proliferations of bland epithelium that projects into dilated channels of rete testis
  • Associated with hyaline globules (represent proteins absorbed from lumen by epithelial lining cells)
Positive stains
Negative stains
Differential diagnosis
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