Testis and epididymis
Non-neoplastic testicular lesions
Reviewer: Sean Williamson, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 21 April 2013, last major update December 2012
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- Accumulation of clear serous fluid between visceral and parietal layers of tunica vaginalis; associated with trauma and epididymitis
- Diagnose by transillumination
- Note: take sufficient sections to rule out malignant mesothelioma
- Loose connective tissue with mesothelial lining
- If long-standing, may have chronic inflammatory infiltrate, fibrosis, squamous metaplasia
- Spermatocele: epithelial lining, often with cilia, lumen contains spermatozoa
End of Testis and epididymis > Non-neoplastic testicular lesions > Hydrocele
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