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VHL-associated epididymal cyst

Monday 8 March 2010

In patients with von Hippel-Lindau disease (VHL), epididymal cysts are characteristically limited to the efferent ductules.

VHL-associated epididymal cysts have a peculiar morphology with predominance of clear cells, and often evolve into cystadenomas. They are usually diagnosed in adult patients, with no evidence of congenital lesions.

Progression of epididymal maldevelopment into hamartoma-like neoplasia in VHL disease.

See also

- VHL-associated epididymal cystadenoma


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