Primary testicular mucinous cystadenoma: Case report and literature review

  • Mario Maciel de Lima Jr Department of Urology at Coronel Mota Hospital in Roraima State
  • Mario Maciel de Lima Department of Urology at Coronel Mota Hospital in Roraima State
  • Fabiana Granja Biodiversity Research Center atthe Federal Universityof Roraima (CBio/UFRR)
Keywords: histogenesis, orchiectomy, testicular swelling, testicular cystadenoma, urological practice

Abstract

Testicular mucinous cystadenomas are rare in urological practice, and their histogenesis, course and management are debated. We report a primary testicular mucinous cystadenoma in a 54-year old male who presented with left testicular swelling and pain. He denied having a history of cryptorchidism, testicular trauma, infections, urinary complaints, or febrile illnesses. He did not have diabetes, but was on treatment for hypertension. The patient underwent a left inguinal radical orchiectomy, and histological examination of the resected tumour confirmed a primary testicular mucinous cystadenoma. The patient had an uneventful recovery, and is being followed up. Conclusively, urologists need to maintain a high index of suspicion of these tumours and their differentiation from metastatic tumours to ensure optimal therapeutic outcomes.
Published
2015-11-04
How to Cite
de Lima Jr, M. M., de Lima, M. M., & Granja, F. (2015). Primary testicular mucinous cystadenoma: Case report and literature review. Canadian Urological Association Journal, 9(11-12), E814-6. https://doi.org/10.5489/cuaj.3218
Section
Case Report