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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 55  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 557-559

Testicular capillary hemangioma - A case report of a rare tumor

Department of Histopathology, King Saud University, King Khalid University Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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Shaesta N Zaidi
Registrar, Histopathology/Cytopathology, Department of Pathology, King Khalid University Hospital, King Saud University, Riyadh-11461
Saudi Arabia
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DOI: 10.4103/0377-4929.107815

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Testicular hemangioma is a very rare benign vascular neoplasm, mostly occurring in children and young adults. We present a case of capillary hemangioma of the testis in a twenty three years old male who presented with painless mass in the right scrotum of 2 months duration. He was diagnosed with a right testicular tumor based on the physical examination, ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging studies. Serum tumor markers were normal. Right radical orchiectomy was performed. On histology, the tumor was diagnosed as capillary hemangioma of the testis. Immunohistochemical staining for CD31 and factor VIII confirmed the vascular nature of the tumor. To our knowledge, there are only twenty two cases of testicular hemangiomas reported in the literature. Although it is a rare tumor, surgeons and pathologists should be aware of it especially with the negative tumor marker findings. Intra-operative frozen section examination may be requested as tumor enucleation with testicular sparing surgery is considered adequate.

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