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Indian Journal of Cancer
Medknow Publications on behalf of Indian Cancer Society
ISSN: 0019-509X
EISSN: 1998-4774
Vol. 39, No. 3, 2002, pp. 106-111
Bioline Code: cn02004
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Indian Journal of Cancer, Vol. 39, No. 3, 2002, pp. 106-111

 en A case of carcinoma rete testis: Histomorphological, immunohistochemical and ultrastructural findings and review of literature
Palat K. Menon, Vasudevarao, Abha Sabhiki, Sandip Kudesia, D. P. Joshi, U. B. Mathur

Abstract

A 72-year-old man presenting with a secondary hydrocoel underwent orchidectomy. Gross examination revealed a tumor arising in the region of the rete testis, which on histopathology proved to be a papillary adenocarcinoma. The patient did not have evidence of any other neoplasia elsewhere in the body. The lesion fulfilled the anatomic criteria elucidated by Nochomovitz et al to be labelled as adenocarcinoma of Rete testis. Electron microscopy revealed characteristic nuclear infoldings and microtubules with two different arrangements. The tubules were either seen to form concentric circles or were in irregular groups with filaments interspersed. The lesion on immunohistochemistry was negative for germ cell markers AFP and HCG, and was positive for cytokeratin and epithelial membrane antigen. A review of literature is also presented.

 
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