Testis-sparing surgery for a post-pubertal testicular dermoid cyst: A case report and literature review

Heng Chieh Chiang, Hung Jen Shih

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Testicular dermoid cysts are extremely rare. They are classified as benign tumors, and although a radical orchiectomy is the standard procedure for clinically suspicious malignant tumors, if the preoperative prediction is a benign lesion, testis-sparing surgery is a feasible option. We report a testicular dermoid cyst in a 27-year-old male with the clinical presentation of a painless, hard, testicular mass. Testis-sparing surgery was performed, and no tumor recurrence was noted during 6 months' follow-up. We review the literature on the clinicopathologic features of this rare testicular tumor and the therapeutic recommendations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)132-134
Number of pages3
JournalUrological Science
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2011
Externally publishedYes



  • Dermoid cyst
  • Testis tumor
  • Testis-sparing surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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