Virchows Archiv A

, Volume 415, Issue 3, pp 283–292

Mesotheliomas of the tunica vaginalis testis and hernial sacs

  • Anni Grove
  • Marianne Lidang Jensen
  • Adalberto Donna
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/BF00724916

Cite this article as:
Grove, A., Jensen, M.L. & Donna, A. Vichows Archiv A Pathol Anat (1989) 415: 283. doi:10.1007/BF00724916


Three histologically and immunohistochemically well-documented cases of mesothelioma of the tunica vaginalis testis and hernial sac are presented. Analysis and follow-up data on our three patients and a review of 30 previously reported cases have revealed a varied and often unpredictable clinical course. A classification into high- and lowgrade malignant tumours is suggested, based on clinical and pathological findings.

Key words

MesotheliomaTunica vaginalis testisHernial sac

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© Springer-Verlag 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Anni Grove
    • 1
    • 4
  • Marianne Lidang Jensen
    • 2
  • Adalberto Donna
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PathologyHolstebro HospitalDenmark
  2. 2.Department of PathologySkive HospitalDenmark
  3. 3.Department of PathologyCity HospitalAlessandriaItaly
  4. 4.Department of PathologyAalborg HospitalAalborgDenmark