Testicular Hamartomas in Cowden Disease

Christopher Lindsay, Lisa Allyn Boardman, Michael Farrell

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Abstract

We report a case of testicular hamartomas in association with Cowden disease. Clinical examination of the patient, a 39-year-old man, revealed a palpable mass in the right side of the scrotum. Sonographic examination showed that the mass was either a spermatocele or an epididymal cyst and that multiple hyperechoic lesions were present in both testes. On subsequent MRI, the appearance of these lesions was consistent with that of fat-containing hamartomas. Testicular biopsy was not performed, but follow-up serial sonographic examination was recommended. To our knowledge, this report is the first to describe testicular hamartomas as a probable manifestation of Cowden disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)481-483
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Ultrasound
Volume31
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2003

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Keywords

  • Cowden disease
  • Multiple hamartoma syndrome
  • Testicular hamartomas
  • Ultrasonography

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

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Testicular Hamartomas in Cowden Disease. / Lindsay, Christopher; Boardman, Lisa Allyn; Farrell, Michael.

In: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound, Vol. 31, No. 9, 11.2003, p. 481-483.

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Lindsay, Christopher ; Boardman, Lisa Allyn ; Farrell, Michael. / Testicular Hamartomas in Cowden Disease. In: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound. 2003 ; Vol. 31, No. 9. pp. 481-483.
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