T. Sundari Devi1, B. Vijaya Nirmala2, N. Srivani3, O. Shravan Kumar4

AIM: To study the incidence of different testicular lesions both neoplastic and non-neoplastic lesions in orchidectomy specimens at Gandhi Hospital, Hyderabad A.P.

OBJECTIVE: To study the various morphological patterns of neoplastic and non-neoplastic lesions of testis.

MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred and nineteen orchidectomy specimens were received in the Pathology Department of Gandhi Medical College from July 2008 to June 2013. The patients clinical details were noted. The gross examination findings of the excised specimens along with the histopathological findings were analysed.

RESULTS: Out of 119 orchidectomy specimens 7 are neoplastic lesions& 112 non-neoplastic lesions. Among non-neoplastic lesions 24 are chronic non-specific epididymo orchitis, 5- caseating granulomatous orchitis, 1-filarial orchitis, 1-syphilitic orchitis, 20 acute suppurative epididymo orchitis (pyoceole), 16 –torsions, 4-traumatic, 6-atrophic, 10-maturation arrests and 25 showed normal histology. Neoplastic lesions included 2-seminomas, 1-spermatocytic seminoma, 1-yolk sac tumor, 1-mixed germ cell tumor and 2-Non Hodgkins lymphomas.

CONCLUSION: The results of the study show a relatively low frequency of testicular tumours compared to non-neoplastic lesions in patients treated at Gandhi Hospital.