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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2016, Article ID 9539378, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/9539378
Case Report

Epididymal Adenomatoid Tumor: A Very Rare Paratesticular Tumor of Childhood

1First Department of Pediatric Surgery, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, G. H. G. Gennimatas, 41 Ethnikis Aminis Street, 54635 Thessaloniki, Greece
2Department of Pathology, G. H. G. Gennimatas, Thessaloniki, Greece

Received 28 July 2016; Accepted 14 November 2016

Academic Editor: Mark E. Shaffrey

Copyright © 2016 Ioannis Patoulias 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.

Abstract

Adenomatoid tumor is an uncommon benign mesothelial neoplasm, usually localized in the epididymis. It is the most common paratesticular tumor of middle-aged patients (average age of clinical presentation: 36 years). However, these tumors in pediatric and pubertal patients are extremely rare. Due to their rarity, we present a case of adenomatoid tumor of the tail of the epididymis in a 16-year-old patient. After systematic research of the current literature, we did not find another case report of epididymal adenomatoid tumor in a male patient aged 16 years old or less. This notice and our concern, as well, about the patient’s surveillance protocol during the postoperative period were the motive for this case study.