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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 50  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 624-5

Fine needle aspiration of metastatic malignant Leydig cell tumor of testis : a case report.


Department of Pathology, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, Karnataka

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R Naik
Department of Pathology, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, Karnataka

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A 53-year-old male presented with a right inguinal mass of one-year duration. The fine needle aspiration of the inguinal mass showed a highly cellular tumor composed of sheets and isolated, large round to polygonal cells with moderate pleomorphism. Many bare nuclei were seen with occasional intranuclear inclusions. A provisional diagnosis of metastasis probably of testicular tumour was made. The orchidectomy showed a brown tumor replacing the entire testis and infiltrating the epididymis. The histological features showed Leydig cell tumor without Reinke crystalloids.


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