Testicular epidermoid cysts: The "bow tie" pattern of laminated tumors

Lynnette K. Johnson, Joseph C. Anderson, Kimberly K Michael, Jody Berg, Mohammed F. Quraishi

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Abstract

Testicular epidermoid cysts are benign tumors that represent only 1% of all testicular tumors. This tumor presents as a palpable mass within the testicle. High-resolution sonography can help provide a presurgical diagnosis due to the tumor's unique sonographic appearance of a "bow tie" echogenicity. This bow tie pattern is formed by the deposition of keratin in layers by the lining of the cyst. A preoperative sonographic diagnosis of a testicular epidermoid cyst can lead to testicle-sparing surgery in healthy, young males due to the benign nature of this tumor.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)162-167
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Volume20
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2004

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Epidermal Cyst
Testis
Neoplasms
Testicular Neoplasms
Keratins
Cysts
Ultrasonography

Keywords

  • Bow tie
  • Epidermoid cyst
  • Histology
  • Sonography
  • Testicular sparing surgery
  • Testis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Testicular epidermoid cysts : The "bow tie" pattern of laminated tumors. / Johnson, Lynnette K.; Anderson, Joseph C.; Michael, Kimberly K; Berg, Jody; Quraishi, Mohammed F.

In: Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Vol. 20, No. 3, 01.05.2004, p. 162-167.

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Johnson, Lynnette K. ; Anderson, Joseph C. ; Michael, Kimberly K ; Berg, Jody ; Quraishi, Mohammed F. / Testicular epidermoid cysts : The "bow tie" pattern of laminated tumors. In: Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography. 2004 ; Vol. 20, No. 3. pp. 162-167.
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