What is Monodermal Teratoma of the Testes or Epidermoid Cyst?
Monodermal teratoma of the testes or Epidermoid Cyst is a rare type of non-cancerous tumour of the testes. It is also known as the epidermoid cyst. It is a tumour and accounts for less than 1% of all testicular tumours. The average size of the tumour ranges from 5mm to 3cm. Mesodermal teratoma usually develops in early adulthood.
Monodermal teratoma or epidermoid cyst develops due to the inflammation of the hair follicle.
Signs and Symptoms
The patient may suffer from the following signs and symptoms. These are
- Painless mass in the testes
- Swelling or inflammation of the testes
- A feeling of pressure at the base of the penis
The following diagnostic tests and procedures can be used to make a diagnosis. These are
- Imaging tests like scrotal ultrasonography (USG), CT-scan testis, CT-scan abdomen, CT scan chest, and brain to detect the tumour size, site, and metastasis.
- Tumour Biopsy
The main treatment options are the surgical removal of the testis (orchidectomy), a few abdominal lymph nodes, and chemotherapy.
What Support can we Give for Monodermal Teratoma or Epidermoid Cyst?
Monodermal Teratoma or Epidermoid Cyst is rare cancer, meaning it is not as well known as other forms of cancer. Without a Ribbon is an Australian organisation that provides support for individuals who suffer from rare cancers. So, we provide a designated platform for Warriors to obtain information specific to their Rare Cancer. We also provide annual opportunities for our Warriors to meet and learn from each other. If you suffer from rare cancer such as Monodermal Teratoma or Epidermoid Cyst, we can help and support you through your journey thanks to the generous donations we receive. Click the link below to sign up and become a Warrior today!
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