Mesothelioma of the tunica vaginalis testis: a rare malignancy mimicking more common inguino-scrotal masses.

Journal of surgical oncology

PubMedID: 16847927

Schure PJ, van Dalen KC, Ruitenberg HM, van Dalen T. Mesothelioma of the tunica vaginalis testis: a rare malignancy mimicking more common inguino-scrotal masses. J Surg Oncol. 2006;94(2):162-4; discussion 161.
Malignant pleural mesotheliomas are rare malignancies associated with asbestos exposure and these tumors are infamous for their poor prognosis. Mesotheliomas in other body areas are much rarer. They may occur in the abdominal cavity and also in the inguinal region. In the latter area they are commonly confused with much commoner benign conditions. We present three cases of mesotheliomas in the tunica vaginalis testis.