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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2012, Article ID 572186, 2 pages
Case Report

Benign Cystic Mesothelioma: A Rare Cause for Scrotal Swelling

1Urology Department, Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust, Pond Street, London NW3 2QG, UK
2Urology Department, Homerton Hospital, Homerton Row, London E9 6SR, UK

Received 20 January 2012; Accepted 26 March 2012

Academic Editor: Michael J. Eble

Copyright © 2012 A. Aber et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Benign cystic mesothelioma of the tunica vaginalis is a rare occurrence. It usually presents with painless gradual swelling in the scrotum. These types of benign mesotheliomas typically occur in the peritoneum and usually affect young to middle-aged patients. We present in this case an unusual case of benign cystic mesothelioma of the tunica vaginalis in a 77-year-old male patient.