Malignant mesothelioma of the tunica vaginalis Testis: Unusual sonographic appearance
Journal of Clinical Ultrasound. Volume 33, Issue 8 , Pages 418 – 420. Published Online: 20 Oct 2005. [Link]
Ming-Tsung Wang, MD 1, Chee-Wai Mak, MD 2 *, Wen-Sheng Tzeng, MD 2, Jyh-Ching Chen, MD 1, Jinn-Ming Chang, MD 2, Ching-Nan Lin, MD 3
- 1Department of Radiology, Kaohsiung Military General Hospital, Taiwan, Republic of China
- 2Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Chi-Mei Medical Center, Tainan, Taiwan, Republic of China
- 3Department of Pathology, Chi-Mei Medical Center, Tainan, Taiwan, Republic of Chinah
Malignant mesothelioma of the tunica vaginalis testis is a rare and aggressive neoplasm. It is similar to malignant mesothelioma of the peritoneum, usually associated with asbestos exposure. We present an unusual case in which the tumor was a mix of a hypoechoic solid nodule and a cystic component with low-level internal echoes.