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Table 1 Common preoperative diagnoses of mesothelioma of the tunica vaginalis testis

From: Malignant mesothelioma of the tunica vaginalis testis: a malignancy associated with recurrent epididymitis?

Preoperative diagnosis Case number Percentage (%) Reference
Hydrocele 50 49.5 [15, 8, 10, 1416, 20, 21, 23, 32, 33]
Testicular tumor 37 36.6 [3, 5, 9, 13, 17, 18, 2126, 2831]
Inguinal hernia 6 5.9 [5, 11, 23, 27]
Epididymitis 3 3 [5, 12], and our study
Spermatocele 2 2 [5]
Testicular torsion 2 2 [19, 27]
Post-traumatic testicular lesion 1 1 [5]
Total number 101 100