Annals of Epidemiology 2017 April 14 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Mezei G, Chang ET, Mowat FS, Moolgavkar SH Abstract PURPOSE: Malignant mesothelioma most commonly arises in the pleura and peritoneum but also occurs rarely at other anatomical sites with mesothelial tissue, namely, the pericardium and tunica vaginalis testis (TVT). This review provides a better…

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Surgical Case Reports [Epub May 10] [Link] Minami K, Okumura H, Hiwatashi K, Matsukita S, Setoyama T, Minamimagari K, Tsuruta Y, Kanetsuki I, Ogura Y, Maenohara S, Natsugoe S Abstract BACKGROUND: Malignant mesothelioma commonly arises from the pleura, but can also arise from the peritoneum, pericardium, and tunica vaginalis testis. However, malignant mesothelioma of the…

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The American Journal of Dermatopathology 2016 March [Link] Hispán P, Pascual JC, González I, Bravo D, Peiró G. Abstract Mesotheliomas are uncommon tumors arising from mesothelial cells lining the serous membranes of the pleura, pericardium, peritoneum, and tunica vaginalis testis. Less than 100 cases arising from the tunica vaginalis testis have been published and, to…

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Urology 2016 January 7 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Tan WK, Tan MY, Tan HM, Pathmanathan R, Tan WP. Abstract A 39-year-old man presented with painless scrotal swelling for 2 months. He denied any asbestos exposure but claimed to work with wall and ceiling plaster. Physical exam revealed a large right scrotum which transilluminated. Scrotal…

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Bratislavske Lekarske Listy 2015 [Link] Jankovichova T, Jankovich M, Ondrus D, Kajo K, Dubravicky J, Breza J. Abstract Introduction Malignant mesothelioma of tunica vaginalis testis is an extremely rare tumour. It is often caused by exposition to asbestos, however, more often its occurrence is sporadic. The diagnosis is usually set secondarily during hydrocele surgery. This…

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Diagnostic Cytopathology 2015 July 30 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Bandyopadhyay A, Bhattacharya S, Konar K. Abstract Malignant mesothelioma of tunica vaginalis testis is a rare aggressive neoplasm with ∼200 cases reported so far. A correct preoperative diagnosis of this rare tumor is difficult. Fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) is a rapid and inexpensive diagnostic tool…

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Singapore Medical Journal 2015 March [Link] Akin Y, Bassorgun I, Basara I, Yucel S. Abstract Testicular tumours have many different manifestations, including hydrocele formation. Herein, we present an extremely rare case of testicular mesothelioma presenting with left hydrocele, but without risk factors. Left radical inguinal orchidectomy was performed, and pathological examination revealed a malignant mesothelioma…

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Clinical Nuclear Medicine 2014 December [Link] Ozguven S, Aras M, Dede F, Ones T, Turoglu HT. Abstract Although malignant mesothelioma originating from the tunica vaginalis has been reported in the literature, direct invasion of malignant peritoneal mesothelioma to the scrotal cavity has not been described yet. Herein, we presented a diffuse malignant peritoneal mesothelioma extending…

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