Testicular mesothelioma refers to a cancer condition that affects mesothelial lining tissues found in the groin. More specifically, the condition affects the tunica vaginalist testis and sometimes the tunica albuginea surrounding the testes and are located within the scrotum.
Testicular mesothelioma is the rarest forms of mesothelioma of all malignant mesothelioma cases, and may qualify as the rarest.
It is estimated that only 0.3% to 2% of all malignant mesothelioma cases involve mesothelioma of the testes.
Testicular Mesothelioma Treatment and Prognosis
Although few case studies exist, physicians consider the general outlook of testicular mesothelioma cases grim. One report indicates that the median survival rate lies at 23 months.
The rarity of the disease limits treatment options, removal of the affected testicle poses the most common approach to treatment. Radiation and chemotherapy have also been used, with varying degrees of success.
One 38-year-old patient made a complete recovery after his radical inguinal orchidectomy, indicating that successful treatment is possible.
Testicular Mesothelioma and Asbestos Exposure
With so few cases of testicular mesothelioma, researchers find it difficult to connect the condition to specific factors other than asbestos exposure. An extended history of asbestos exposure, makes testicular mesothelioma a potential risk factor similar to other mesotheliomas.
Symptoms of testicular mesothelioma are inconsistent, but may include:
- Testicular pain
- Discomfort resembling testicular torsion, which is when the spermatic cord gets twisted and cuts off circulation.
Tumor nodules may also appear upon the tunica vaginalis, creating a studded appearance.
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