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Cystic Testicular Dysplasia

Cystic testicular dysplasia (or cystic dysplasia of the rete testis) is a rare congenital malformation of the infantile testis with the formation of multiple septated testicular cysts.


A developmental defect causes a disturbed connection between the Wolffian duct and the rete testis; ipsilateral renal malformations (agenesis) are common.

Treatment of Cystic Testicular Dysplasia

A uniform therapy recommendation for cystic testicular dysplasia does not exist and depends on the suspected testicular function of the affected side: orchiectomy in patients with absent healthy testicular tissue, organ-preserving resection, or wait-and-see management for spontaneous regression is possible (Jeyaratnam et al., 2010).

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R. Jeyaratnam and D. Bakalinova, “Cystic dysplasia of the rete testis: a case of spontaneous regression and review of published reports.,” Urology, vol. 75, no. 3, pp. 687–690, 2010, doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2009.05.067.

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