Malignant mesothelioma of tunica vaginalis: Two extremely rare case reports

Karabacakoglu B., Kisa E., Ozbilen M. H., Karademir B., Yardim S., Celik O., ...More

UROLOGIA JOURNAL, 2021 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/03915603211022942
  • Journal Name: UROLOGIA JOURNAL
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Keywords: Malignant mesothelioma, tunica vaginalis, testicular cancer, hydrocele, necrosis, TESTIS
  • Bezmialem Vakıf University Affiliated: Yes


Introduction: Malignant mesothelioma (MM) of tunica vaginalis is a very rare tumor and it has a poor prognosis. It is not easy to diagnose the disease preoperatively because there is a lack of comprehensive studies and information about the disease. We would like to present our two cases with severe scrotal edema and hydrocele, which were debrided perioperatively due to scrotal necrosis, followed by radical inguinal orchiectomy and subsequently diagnosed as MM of tunica vaginalis.