Segmental infarction of the testis: can frozen sections avoid orchidectomy?

Pathologica

PubMedID: 26591628

Pacella E, Grillo F, Lapetina C, Cabiddu F, Auriati L, Tunesi G, Mastracci L. Segmental infarction of the testis: can frozen sections avoid orchidectomy?. Pathologica. 2015;107(1):22-3.
Segmental infarction (SI) of the testis is a rare condition that can masquerade as a mass lesion, thus requiring exclusion of tumour. If clinical exams do not exclude a neoplastic lesion with certainty, orchidectomy is usually performed. A case of SI of the testis is presented; the use of frozen section of the enucleated mass demonstrated the ischaemic nature of the lesion, so avoiding orchidectomy. The 8 year follow-up was uneventful. The use of frozen section in SI could permit the selection of cases in which testicular-sparing surgery should be considered.