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THE RAREST FORM OF PARATESTICULAR LEIOMYOSARCOMA

  • Jonathan Cobley1

1Department of Urology, Hereford County Hospital, Wye Valley NHS Trust

DOI: 10.22374/1875-6859.14.1.4 Vol.14,Issue 1,January 2018 pp.19-21

Published: 01 January 2018

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Abstract

Paratesticular tumours make up less than 5% of intra-scrotal tumours and of these, approximately 30%are malignant tumours with sarcomas accounting for the majority.

Leiomyosarcoma is a malignant tumour arising from soft tissues containing smooth muscle. They are reported as comprising between 5-30% of paratesticular sarcomas.1,2 It is extremely rare that they arise from tissue other than the spermatic cord or epididymis.

The authors describe such a case of paratesticular leiomyosarcoma in a 54-year-old man who presented with a six-month history of a painful testis and who subsequently underwent radical inguinal orchidectomy and high ligation.

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