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Year : 1998  |  Volume : 41  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 287-95

Tumours and tumour-like conditions of the para-testicular region--a study of morphological features.


Anand Institute of Laboratory Medicine, Bangalore, India

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N Jayaram
Anand Institute of Laboratory Medicine, Bangalore, India

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PMID: 9805850

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Twenty two patients with tumours or tumour-like conditions of the para-testicular region (PTR) were diagnosed over a 5 year period. Of these, 16 (73%) were benign with only one true neoplasm (papillary cystadenoma). The tumour-like conditions were comprised of 6 cases of adenomatous hyperplasia of epididymis, 4 cases of spermatic granuloma, 2 cases each of spermatocele and nodular-fibrous proliferation and one mesothelial cyst. Three patients with spermatic granuloma gave a history of trauma. No case of adenomatoid tumour was encountered. Six malignant neoplasms were diagnosed (27%) all of which were sarcomas. Five were primary to the PTR and one was a metastatic deposit from a primary leiomyoblastoma of the mesentery. Among the 5 primary sarcomas were 2 cases each of rhabdomyosarcoma and leiomyosarcoma, and 1 case of liposarcoma. The patient with leiomyoblastoma presented first with a measenteric mass which was followed a month later by a rapidly growing mass in the scrotum. Immunohistochemical staining (IHC) and Electron microscopy (EM) were done in this case. Intra-cytoplasmic myofilaments as well as desmosomes were observed. The patients ranged from 14 to 65 years of age and most presented with painless mass in the scrotum. Follow-up was not possible due to practical difficulties.


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