Misleading testicular masses

William C. Baker, Michael B. Bishai, Ralph W deVere White

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Benign intrascrotal neoplasms of the testicle account for less than 10 per cent of all intrascrotal masses in postpubertal males. Radical inguinal orchiectomy is standard treatment for a firm, intratesticular mass. Of those patients so treated, 93 per cent of patients with this finding will have had the appropriate operation. There are misleading conditions, however, that can cause firm lesions in the testicle. There is a controversy over whether or not our current technology preoperatively can detect these benign lesions accurately. We encountered five different benign testicular masses within a twelve-month period. We present our findings and comments on some of the difficulties in dealing with these.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)111-113
Number of pages3
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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