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Archivos Españoles de Urología (Ed. impresa)

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ALVAREZ MUGICA, Miguel et al. Giant intertesticular epidermoid cyst. Arch. Esp. Urol. [online]. 2006, vol.59, n.3, pp.297-299. ISSN 0004-0614.

OBJECTIVE: To report a rare case of a giant epidermoid cyst in an intertesticular localization, analyzing its histological and pathologic features, and to perform a bibliographic review. Methods/Results: We report the case of a 49-year-old male consulting for a slowly growing intra-scrotal mass of five years of evolution causing discomfort because of its size. After excision the pathology report showed the presence of a keratoid epidermoid cyst very big in size. Conclusions: Superficial scrotal epidermoid cysts are frequent in clinical practice; that is not the case of the so-called "intra scrotal inclusion cysts". Epidermoid cysts are firm, mobile, slowly growing, generally asymptomatic intra epidermal neoformations. There are descriptions in multiple sites, even the genitalia, nevertheless their size in this location does not usually pass 5 cm.

Keywords : Epidermoid cyst; Cytokeratin 1 and 10; Scrotum.

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