tunica vaginalis testis


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tunica

 [too´nĭ-kah] (L.)
a tunic or coat; used in anatomic nomenclature to designate a membranous covering of an organ or a distinct layer of the wall of a hollow structure, as a blood vessel.
tunica adventi´tia the outer coat of various tubular structures.
tunica albugi´nea a dense white fibrous sheath that encloses a part or organ, such as the testicle or ovary.
tunica conjuncti´va the conjunctiva.
tunica dar´tos dartos.
tunica exter´na an outer coat, such as the fibroelastic coat of a blood vessel.
tunica inter´na an inner coat or layer.
tunica in´tima the innermost coat of a blood vessel; called also Bichat's tunic.
tunica me´dia the muscular middle coat of a blood vessel.
tunica muco´sa the mucous membrane lining of various tubular structures.
tunica muscula´ris the muscular coat or layer surrounding the tela submucosa in most portions of the digestive, respiratory, urinary, and genital tracts.
tunica pro´pria the proper coat or layer of a part, as distinguished from an investing membrane.
tunica sero´sa the membrane lining the external walls of the body cavities and reflected over the surfaces of protruding organs; it secretes a watery exudate.
tunica vagina´lis tes´tis the serous membrane covering the front and sides of the testis and epididymis.
tunica vasculo´sa a vascular coat, or a layer well supplied with blood vessels.

tu·ni·ca va·gi·na·lis tes·tis

the serous sheath of the testis and epididymis, derived from the peritoneum; it consists of outer parietal and inner visceral serous layers.

tunica vaginalis testis

the serous membrane surrounding the testis and epididymis, derived from the peritoneum.

tu·ni·ca va·gi·na·lis tes·tis

(tū'ni-kă vaj-i-nā'lis tes'tis)
The serous sheath of the testis and epididymis, derived from the peritoneum; it consists of outer parietal and inner visceral serous layers.
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The differential diagnosis for the biphasic variant of mesothelioma of the tunica vaginalis testis is limited given the biphasic nature of this tumor.
The germ cell tumors are typically positive for placental alkaline phosphatase (PLAP), octamerbinding transcription factor 4 (OCT4), and CD30 (positive in embryonal carcinoma), whereas malignant mesotheli omas of the tunica vaginalis testis are negative for these markers.
The management of mesothelioma of the tunica vaginalis testis is radical orchiectomy.
Diagnosis of mesothelioma of the tunica vaginalis testis can be challenging given its rarity and at times obscure gross presentation.