[Tunica albuginea adenomatoid tumor. A challenging case managed conservatively]

Rev Int Androl. 2018 Apr-Jun;16(2):82-86. doi: 10.1016/j.androl.2017.02.008. Epub 2017 May 2.
[Article in Portuguese]


The adenomatoid tumors are rare benign mesothelial lesions that in males affect mainly the epididymis. They account for over one third of paratesticular tumors, and the treatment of choice has been surgical excision. The origin in testicular parenchyma or the tunica albuginea is extremely rare. Clinical signs and imaging studies are often inconclusive in differentiate from a more common malignant intratesticular solid tumour, which can result in unnecessary orchiectomies. We present a case of adenomatoid tumor of tunica albuginea where clinical suspicion and intraoperative frozen section analysis led to a partial orchiectomy.

Keywords: Adenomatoid; Adenomatoide; Albuginea; Albugínea; Testes; Testículo; Tumor.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adenomatoid Tumor / diagnosis*
  • Adenomatoid Tumor / surgery
  • Epididymis / pathology
  • Frozen Sections
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Orchiectomy / methods*
  • Testicular Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Testicular Neoplasms / surgery