8) The tumour usually also shows contiguous spread to the tunica albuginea, rete testis
, epididymis, and spermatic cord.
Ectasia of the rete testis
is an idiopathic, benign condition that may be associated with partial or complete obstruction of the efferent ductules, leading to cystic dilatation.
Similar to rete testis
carcinomas, serous papillary tumors of the testis are frequently positive for the adenocarcinoma markers mentioned above, setting them apart from mesothelioma of the tunica vaginalis testis.
The proximal ectatic changes in the epididymal head and rete testis
are presumed a secondary phenomenon related to pressure affect in the area of smooth muscle hyperplasia.
The rete testis
is a complex anastomosis of seminiferous tubules located in the mediastinum testis.
Next, the EDs is capable of reabsorbing most of the testicular fluid entering from the rete testis
4,5) Cystic dysplasia is most precisely termed cystic dysplasia of the rete testis
Tubular ectasia of the rete testis
Immunohistochemistry was used as a means of gauging the likely presence of estrogen as it is not physically practical to measure the concentration of estrogen in the rete testis
fluid of such young mice.
1,2,9] Extratesticular rhabdomyosarcoma and adenoma of rete testis
arising in a supernumerary testicle have also been noted.
On re-examination of the preoperative ultrasound, the focal hypoechoic area seen in the lower testis was believed to represent ectasia of the rete testis
However, pagetoid spread into the rete testis
was not observed.
There was no involvement of the tunica albuginea, tunica vaginalis, rete testis
4) Tubular ectasia of the rete testis
can present as multiple cystic lesions, but its characteristic location near the mediastinum testis should prompt the diagnosis.
Slitlike glandular spaces and cysts of varying sizes, reminiscent of rete testis
, formed the majority of the tumor (Figure 2, hematoxylin-eosin, original magnification X100).