Papillary cystadenoma of right testis: Case report and literature review

Otobo O. Fidelis, Ikpi Edet, Enakirerhi Glen, Isiwele M. Edoise, Omotosho Ayodele, Essiet Akanimo, Paul D Ekwere, Edet O Nkposong


Testicular cystadenoma is ranked the second commonest benign neoplasm. Other benign epididymal neoplasms include adenomatoid tumor (most common), leiomyoma, serous (nonpapillary) cystadenoma, cavernous hemangioma, and melanotic neuroectodermal tumor. Adenocarcinoma, mesothelioma, and metastatic renal cell carcinoma are malignant tumors that can affect the epididymis. A 24-year-old male undergraduate with a 3-month history of mildly tender right testicular swelling histologically diagnosed as papillary cystadenoma is presented. This case is presented from our locality as the first of its’ kind; and because it can be a possible manifestation of other diseases like von Hippel- Lindau (VHL) disease.

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