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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 31  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 282-284

Tubular ectasia of the rete testis: A cautionary tale

Department of Urology, Mennonite Christian Hospital, Hualien, Taiwan

Correspondence Address:
Hui-Ming Chun
No. 44, Min-Chuan Road, Hualien
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/UROS.UROS_82_20

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A 60-year-old male reported a painless left scrotal mass for months. The testicle was removed due to the fact that malignancy could not be excluded from physical examination, tumor markers, or scrotal imaging. Afterward, further pathological examinations diagnosed the patient's condition as tubular ectasia of the rete testis (TERT) rather than malignancy. TERT is a rare benign lesion that may be mistaken for malignant tumors at first glance. However, distinguishing diagnoses can be made with a combination of sonography and magnetic resonance imaging without much difficulty. That is why it is highly recommended to consider this condition before confirming the final diagnosis of similar cases.

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