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Case Reports in Urology
Volume 2011, Article ID 857812, 3 pages
Case Report

Papillary Adenocarcinoma of Rete Testis Mimics Inflammatory Lump: A Case Report

1Department of Urology, Lee’s General Hospital, Da-Chia, 43748 Taichung, Taiwan
2Graduate Institute of Integrated Medicine, College of Chinese Medicine, China Medical University, Taichung 40402, Taiwan
3Department of Urology and Department of Medical Research, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung 40402, Taiwan
4Department of Anesthesiology, Tungs’ Taichung Metroharbor Hospital, Taichung 43344, Taiwan
5Department of Dermatology, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taichung 40705, Taiwan

Received 8 July 2011; Accepted 3 August 2011

Academic Editors: S. K. Hong and T. Nomura

Copyright © 2011 Che-An Wu 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.


We presented a rare extratesticular neoplasm, papillary adenocarcinoma of rete testis, which manifested variable symptoms and mimicked most frequently seen benign extratesticular lesions. Due to its rarity, the treatment is therefore uncertain. Our patient's clinical manifestations mimicked an inflammatory lump and underwent radical orchiectomy after pathological report had been confirmed. Unlike other reports, our patient survives and has a good outcome. No definite predictor and tumor marker can be used to define the prognosis. Early diagnosis and surgical treatment may have a good outcome.