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Malignant mesothelioma of the tunica vaginalis: a rare case report and description of multimodal treatment
Department of Urology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
Dec  2016 (Vol.  23, Issue  6, Pages( 8585 - 8589)
PMID: 27995857


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  • Malignant mesothelioma is an uncommon neoplasm that develops from serous surfaces, and rarely from the tunica vaginalis. Although atypical in any location, paratesticular presentation is exceedingly infrequent as only 0.3% to 1.4% of mesothelioma cases arise from the tunica vaginalis. Fewer than 300 cases have been reported with very few descriptions of long term follow up and multimodal therapy. Here we describe a patient with 2 years of follow up for metastatic mesothelioma treated with orchiectomy, chemotherapy and robot-assisted laparoscopic retroperitoneal lymph node dissection.