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Epidermoid cysts of the testis: the case for conservative surgery

Gupta, S., Golash, A., Thomas, J. A., Cochlin, D., Griffiths, David Francis Rees and Jenkins, Brian J 2000. Epidermoid cysts of the testis: the case for conservative surgery. Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England 82 (6) , pp. 411-413.

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Abstract

The series comprises 6 patients (mean age, 21 years) who presented with an epidermoid cyst of the testis between 1991 and 1998. Pre-operative ultrasonography suggested the presence of a testicular cancer in 3 patients who underwent a radical orchidectomy. The ultrasound successfully predicted the true diagnosis in 3 patients who had a wedge excision of the cyst together with a cuff of normal surrounding tissue. All patients are free of disease with a mean follow-up of 3 years. With increasing awareness of the condition coupled with accurate pre-operative radiological imaging, local excision of an epidermoid cyst with preservation of the remainder of the testis is now a feasible and rational alternative to more radical surgery.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RZ Other systems of medicine
Publisher: Royal College of Surgeons of England
ISSN: 0035-8843
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 07:57
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/70312

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