Intratesticular spermatocele

R S Davis
Urology 1998, 51 (5A Suppl): 167-9
High resolution ultrasound has increased our awareness of benign testicular cysts that appear to arise from the intratesticular sperm conduit system of the intratesticular ducts of the mediastinum and rete testis. The location of these benign cysts in the area of the mediastinum and rete testis and the absence of signs of a germ cell tumor may permit testicle preservation. These benign cysts may contain sperm. We present a case of a benign sperm-containing cyst with visible communication to the rete testis, designated an intratesticular spermatocele and managed with testicle preservation.

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