An enterogenous cyst is a rare entity categorized as an intestinal cyst. In most cases, enterogenous cysts are seen in the mediastinum, peritoneal cavity, spinal canal, subarachnoid space, and cerebral ventricle.
A 14-year-old Asian (Japanese) boy reported feeling pain in his left groin, and a mass was found. We did not perform orchiectomy because intraoperative frozen sections showed no malignant findings. On histological examination the resected specimens contained columnar epithelium surrounded by smooth muscle. Based on these findings, an enterogenous cyst was diagnosed. Few cases of enterogenous cysts of the testis have been described.
We encountered a case of an enterogenous cyst of a pediatric testis.
Journal of medical case reports. 2017 Jul 30*** epublish ***
Yoko Saitoh, Takashi Kawahara, Masako Otani, Yohei Kumano, Masahiro Yao, Jun-Ichi Teranishi, Hiroji Uemura
Departments of Urology and Renal Transplantation, Yokohama City University Medical Center, Yokohama, Japan., Departments of Urology and Renal Transplantation, Yokohama City University Medical Center, Yokohama, Japan. ., Division of Diagnostic Pathology, Yokohama City University Medical Center, Yokohama, Japan., Department of Urology, Yokohama City University Graduate School of Medicine, Yokohama, Japan.