Malignant mesothelioma of the tunica vaginalis testis: Report of first case with preoperative diagnosis

Leonard Japko, Antonio Almada Horta, Klaus Schreiber, Sumi Mitsudo, Gattu Lal Karwa, Gurmukh Singh, Leopold G. Koss

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Abstract

The cytologic, histologic and ultrastructural features of a malignant carcinomatous mesothelioma of the tunica vaginalis testis in a 30‐year old patient are described. This is the first such case with preoperative diagnosis by cytologic examination of hydrocele fluid and the second with documented history of exposure to asbestos. The identity of the tumor was confirmed by a positive immunoperoxidase reaction directed against mesothelial cells. A review of the previously described ten cases is presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)119-127
Number of pages9
JournalCancer
Volume49
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1982
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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