Extra-testicular adenomatoid tumor

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad A. ElBeialy


Slowly growing painless left scrotal mass since 1 year.

Patient Data

Age: 40-45 Y
Gender: Male

MRI shows a small well-defined left extra-testicular mass lesion adjacent to the left postero-inferior testicular tunica. The mass shows isointense T1, slightly hyperintense T2 and bright STIR signal, with hypointense rim. The lesion shows mild inhomogenous post-contrast enhancement. It measures about 1.8 x 1.7 x 1.1 cm. Small left hydrocele.


Complementary testicular ultrasound showed homogenously isoechoic to slightly hyperechoic texture relative to the testicle with minimal vascularity in Doppler interrogation

Diagnosis: Adenomatoid tumor. 

Case Discussion

Adenomatoid tumors represent 30% of all extratesticular masses; only lipoma is more common.

An adenomatoid tumor is a benign neoplasm that originates in the epididymis, most commonly in the tail. Adenomatoid tumors can occasionally occur in the spermatic cord or testicular tunica and can extend into the testis, mimicking a germ cell tumor. Ultrasound typically shows a well-defined hypoechoic extratesticular mass. MR imaging may be helpful in distinguishing this extratesticular neoplasm from an intratesticular mass in the periphery of the testis. Reported MR findings are an extratesticular mass that is slightly hypointense relative to testicular parenchyma on T2-weighted images and usually does not enhance more intensely than the testis on contrast-enhanced images

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Case information

rID: 21538
Published: 30th Jan 2013
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Urogenital
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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