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2013, Volume 29, Number 3, Page(s) 227-230     
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DOI: 10.5146/tjpath.2013.01179
Primary Low Grade Intratesticular Leiomyosarcoma: Case Report and Review of the Literature
Samir ABDULLAZADE1, Önder KARA2, Bülent AKDOĞAN2, Dilek ERTOY BAYDAR1
1Department of Pathology, Hacettepe University School of Medicine, ANKARA, TURKEY
2Department of Urology, Hacettepe University School of Medicine, ANKARA, TURKEY
Keywords: Testis, Leiomyosarcoma, Sarcoma, Malignant mesenchymal tumor

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.

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