Primary adenocarcinoma of the rete testis with preceding diagnosis of pulmonary metastases

Tohru Nakagawa, Nobuyoshi Hiraoka, Fumie Ihara, Motokiyo Komiyama, Yae Kanai, Yoshihiro Matsuno

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Abstract

We report a case of primary adenocarcinoma of the rete testis in a 55-year-old man with pulmonary metastases that were detected 11 months prior to the diagnosis of the primary lesion. Primary adenocarcinoma of the rete testis is an extremely rare malignant tumor with a poor outcome. The most common primary symptom is a scrotal mass, often accompanied by hydrocele and chronic epididymitis. The diagnosis is often delayed because of non-specific clinical presentation and symptoms. We cannot forget that rete testis is a possible primary site for a primary, unknown metastatic adenocarcinoma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1532-1535
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Urology
Volume13
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Adenocarcinoma
  • Autopsy
  • Lung
  • Metastasis
  • Rete testis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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