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Question: 14 month old with an epididymal cyst


 Muscrat - Wed Oct 14, 2009 10:37 pm

Hello my 14 month old son was just diagnosed with an epididymal cyst. It was first thought to be testicular torsion so they did an ultrasound and it confirmed that his right testicle was fine but found a 4cm X 2cm epididymal cyst. They sent us home from the hospital saying it was not a serious condition and that that general surgery would be contacting us to make an appointment. I am just wondering if an ultrasound can clearly diagnose a cyst or if this cyst could be something else? I am worried that it may be a cancerous tumor? Please help!
 Debbie Miller, RN - Fri Nov 13, 2009 1:58 am

User avatar Hello,
Of course you worry about your child but the doctor is correct that these are rarely cause for alarm. Childhood cancers are actually quite rare but this is often the fear we have whenever something isn't exactly "normal." Try not to stress over it. Ultrasound exams are very good at detecting these and I think you can feel pretty confident here. Of course there are always exceptions but experience is reassuring.

Best wishes.

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