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Yeungnam University Journal of Medicine 2005;22(2):266-269.
DOI:    Published online December 31, 2005.
Intratesticular Simple cyst lined by ciliated columnar epithelium: A Case Report.
Ji Yoon Kim, Hwa Soo Lim, Ki Hak Moon, Mi Jin Kim, Jae Ho Cho
1Department of Urology, College of Medicine, Yeungnam University, Daegu, Korea.
2Department of Pathology, College of Medicine, Yeungnam University, Daegu, Korea.
3Department of Diagnostic Radiology, College of Medicine, Yeungnam University, Daegu, Korea.
An intratesticular simple cyst is a rare lesion. The pathogenesis of such lesions is uncertain. Clinically, an intratesticular simple cyst may be difficult to differentiate from a cystic neoplasm. However, preoperative diagnosis is possible using ultrasonography (US). Testis-sparing surgery with simple enucleation of the cyst has a favorable outcome. We report an intratesticular simple cyst in a 48-year-old male who had a non-tender cystic mass in the right testis for 2 years. The diagnosis was made by preoperative US. The patient underwent a testis-sparing surgery. After simple excision of the cyst, histological examination revealed a simple cyst lined by ciliated cuboidal and columnar epithelium.
Key Words: Simple cyst, Testis, Cilia, Columnar epithelium


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