A Mesothelial Cyst Presenting as Inguinal Mass: Two Case Reports and Literature Review

Kyeong Woon Choi, Woo Yong Lee


The differential diagnosis of inguinal mass such as hernia, hydrocele, spermatocele, undescended testes, spermatic cord cyst, lymphangioma, lymphadenopathy, and abscess varies. Mesothelial cysts of inguinal area are extremely rare. We report the cases of a 66-year-old woman with a slowly enlarging mass in the left groin for several years, and a 58-year-old man with a 7-day history of right groin pain and swelling. Excision of cystic mass was done and the mass was pathologically confirmed mesothelial cyst which is a rare cause of inguinal mass. The literature on preoperative diagnosis of mesothelial cyst in groin is also reviewed.

J Curr Surg. 2018;8(3-4):38-40
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/jcs350w


Mesothelial cyst; Inguinal mass

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