Turkish Journal of Pathology

Türk Patoloji Dergisi

Turkish Journal of Pathology

Turkish Journal of Pathology

2013, Vol 29, Num, 3     (Pages: 227-230)

Primary Low Grade Intratesticular Leiomyosarcoma: Case Report and Review of the Literature

Samir ABDULLAZADE 1, Önder KARA 2, Bülent AKDOĞAN 2, Dilek ERTOY BAYDAR 1

1 Department of Pathology, Hacettepe University School of Medicine, ANKARA, TURKEY
2 Department of Urology, Hacettepe University School of Medicine, ANKARA, TURKEY

DOI: 10.5146/tjpath.2013.01179
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A 49-year-old male presented with a painful mass in the left scrotum. An inguinal orchiectomy was performed. Pathological examination revealed a well-differentiated leiomyosarcoma completely located inside the testicular parenchyma. We report this unusual case because primary leiomyosarcoma of the testis proper is extremely rare; our patient being the 19th case recorded thus far in the medical literature. It can lead to significant clinical and diagnostic difficulty due to its wide differential diagnosis and extreme rarity.

Keywords : Testis, Leiomyosarcoma, Sarcoma, Malignant mesenchymal tumor