J Clin Pathol doi:10.1136/jclinpath-2013-201478
  • Short report

Intratesticular kaposiform haemangioendothelioma in adults: a report of two cases

  1. Andrew L Folpe2
  1. 1Department of Anatomic Pathology, Hospital AC Camargo, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil
  2. 2Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
  1. Correspondence to Professor Andrew L Folpe, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Mayo Clinic, 200 1st Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA; Folpe.Andrew{at}
  • Received 16 January 2013
  • Revised 14 February 2013
  • Accepted 16 February 2013
  • Published Online First 14 March 2013


Kaposiform haemangioendothelioma is a very rare vascular tumour of intermediate (borderline) malignancy, typically occurring in the skin and soft tissues of the extremities in infants and children. We report two morphologically and immunophenotypically classical cases occurring in the testicular parenchyma of old adults, review the literature on vascular tumours of the testis and discuss the differential diagnosis of these unusual cases.

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