2020 Edition
| Editors: Maria Rosaria Raspollini, Antonio Lopez-Beltran

Ovarian Epithelial-Type Tumors of the Testis

  • Manuel NistalEmail author
  • Maria Rosaria Raspollini
  • Pilar González-Peramato
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-41894-6_4867


Brenner tumor; Clear cell adenocarcinoma; Endometrioid adenocarcinoma; Mucinous borderline tumor; Mucinous cystadenoma; Mucinous cystoadenocarcinoma; Ovarian-type tumors of the testis; Serous cystadenoma; Serous cystoadenocarcinoma; Serous tumor of borderline malignancy

The ovarian-like epithelial tumors of the testis and paratesticular structures are very rare. They are a heterogenous group of neoplasms which are classified according to cell type: serous, mucinous, endometrioid, clear cell, and Brenner tumors, and divided into benign (cystadenoma) and borderline and malignant (carcinoma).


Ovarian epithelial-type tumors of the testis are neoplasia with Müllerian differentiation that have been classified with the same morphologic criteria of epithelial-stromal tumors of the ovary.

Clinical Features

Most tumors are incidental findings in the examination of patients complaining of a non-painful testicular increase in size. Most cases are located in the epididymis and...
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Manuel Nistal
    • 1
    Email author
  • Maria Rosaria Raspollini
    • 2
  • Pilar González-Peramato
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Anatomy, Histology and Neuroscience, School of MedicineUniversidad Autónoma de MadridMadridSpain
  2. 2.Histopathology and Molecular DiagnosticsUniversity Hospital CareggiFlorenceItaly
  3. 3.Department of PathologyUniversidad Autónoma de MadridMadridSpain
  4. 4.Department of PathologyUniversity Hospital La PazMadridSpain