Testis and epididymis
Rete testis
Calcifying nodules

Author: Rafael Jimenez, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 1 June 2017, last major update March 2012

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Definition / general
  • Also called nodular proliferation of calcifying connective tissue
  • May represent dystrophic changes; no clinical significance
  • References: Hum Pathol 1989;20:58
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Nodular sessile or pedunculated protrusions into the rete testis channels, consisting of connective tissue covered by a flattened epithelium, with variable fibroblasts, fibrin like material and small to large calcium deposits
  • No inflammatory infiltrates