Testicular Hamartomas in Cowden Disease

Christopher Lindsay, Lisa Boardman, Michael Farrell

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

18 Scopus citations


We report a case of testicular hamartomas in association with Cowden disease. Clinical examination of the patient, a 39-year-old man, revealed a palpable mass in the right side of the scrotum. Sonographic examination showed that the mass was either a spermatocele or an epididymal cyst and that multiple hyperechoic lesions were present in both testes. On subsequent MRI, the appearance of these lesions was consistent with that of fat-containing hamartomas. Testicular biopsy was not performed, but follow-up serial sonographic examination was recommended. To our knowledge, this report is the first to describe testicular hamartomas as a probable manifestation of Cowden disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)481-483
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Ultrasound
Issue number9
StatePublished - Nov 2003


  • Cowden disease
  • Multiple hamartoma syndrome
  • Testicular hamartomas
  • Ultrasonography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


Dive into the research topics of 'Testicular Hamartomas in Cowden Disease'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this