Malignant Mesothelioma of the Epididymis: A Case Report of a Rare Paratesticular Neoplasm and Literature Review

Malignant Mesothelioma of the Epididymis: A Case Report of a Rare Paratesticular Neoplasm and Literature Review

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Jasser Maatougui
Department of Urology, University of Tunis El Manar, Military Hospital of First Instruction of Tunis, Tunisia

A B S T R A C T

Background: Malignant mesothelioma of the epididymis is an extremely rare neoplasm with a poor prognosis and high potential of recurrence. Case Presentation: We report a case of a 28-year-old male with a left painless epididymal nodule. Scrotal ultrasound revealed a nodular mass with mixed echogenicity and Doppler showed increased vascularity. Radical orchidectomy was performed. Histopathological examination concluded to a malignant mesothelioma involving the epididymis. Metastatic workup was negative. The patient has undergone a regular follow-up and has been disease-free within 6 months. Conclusion: Malignant mesothelium of the epididymis is a diagnosis challenge. Surgery remains the main treatment. A multidisciplinary management should be offered in those cases.

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Case Report and Review of the Literature
Publication history
Received: Mon 23, Nov 2020
Accepted: Fri 04, Dec 2020
Published: Fri 18, Dec 2020
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© 2021 Jasser Maatougui. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Hosting by Science Repository. All rights reserved.
DOI: 10.31487/j.SCR.2020.12.16