Metastatic ampullary adenocarcinoma presenting as a hydrocele: a case report.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

CONTEXT: Metastases from ampullary malignancies are common, but spread to the testicle and paratesticular tissue is exceedingly rare with only 2 reported cases in the literature. CASE REPORT: We report a case of a 70 year-old male with a history of ampullary adenocarcinoma status post pancreaticoduodenectomy who presented with a symptomatic right-sided hydrocele. Subsequent pathology revealed metastatic ampullary adenocarcinoma. CONCLUSIONS: Metastasis to the testicle and paratesticular tissue from ampullary malignancies is rare, but must be considered in the evaluation of scrotal masses in patients with a history of ampullary malignancy.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lane, WO; Bentley, RC; Hurwitz, HI; Howard, LA; Polascik, TJ; Anderson, MR; Blazer, DG

Published Date

  • May 27, 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 15 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 266 - 268

PubMed ID

  • 24865540

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1590-8577

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.6092/1590-8577/2407


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Italy