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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 53  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 796-798

Leydig cell tumor : A report of two cases with unusual presentation

1 Department of Pathology, IPGME&R, 244 AJC Bose Road, Kolkata - 700 020, India
2 Park Clinic. 4 Gorky Terrace, Kolkata 17, India
3 Department of Urosurgery, IPGME&R, 244 AJC Bose Road, Kolkata - 700 020, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0377-4929.72096

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Leydig cell tumors (LCTs) are rare testicular tumors. They constitute 1-3% of all testicular tumors. We report two cases of LCT, one benign and the other one malignant, representing both ends of the spectrum. The case of benign LCT presented with infertility and was found to have azoospermia, and subsequently underwent orchidectomy. Histopathologic examination revealed the presence of a benign LCT. Postoperative recovery was uneventful. The sperm count improved subsequently, and a year later, he fathered a child. The case of malignant LCT was seen in another 47 year old male who presented with cough. On examination, a testicular swelling was found, and after orchidectomy, he was diagnosed to have malignant LCT on histopathologic examination.

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