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Xanthogranulomatous Epididymitis

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Some cases of chronic epididymo-orchitis show abundant histiocytes with foamy cytoplasm. Such cases are referred to as xanthogranulomatous epididymo-orchitis. In the case illustrated here, the inflammation was largely within the epididymis resulting in an abscess formation. Numerous foamy histiocytes were present within the walls of the abscess.

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