Cholesterol granuloma of the paratesticular tissue: A case report


Unal D., Kilic M., Oner S., Erkinuresin T., Demirbas M., Coban S., ...More

CUAJ-CANADIAN UROLOGICAL ASSOCIATION JOURNAL, vol.9, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.5489/cuaj.2713
  • Title of Journal : CUAJ-CANADIAN UROLOGICAL ASSOCIATION JOURNAL

Abstract

A 38-year-old man was admitted to our clinic with an enlarging right scrotal mass that had been present for 7 years. Right radical inguinal orchiectomy was performed and a histopathological diagnosis confirmed a very rare case of cholesterol granuloma of the paratesticular tissue. It can be very difficult to preoperatively distinguish testicular tumours from cholesterol granulomas of the testis or epididymis. Cholesterol granuloma should be kept in mind in patients with large and non-tender scrotal masses.