Fine needle aspiration cytology of a large cell calcifying Sertoli cell tumor of the testis

G. Pettinato, L. Insabato, A. De Chiara, R. Latella

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Abstract

A case of a large cell calcifying Sertoli cell tumor (LCCSCT) of the testis in a 7-year-old boy is presented. Fine needle aspiration (FNA) cytologic smears showed large polygonal tumor cells with abundant finely granular or vacuolated eosinophilic cytoplasm and eccentric nuclei with one distinct nucleolus. A variable amount of amorphous calcification was a constant feature. The light microscopic and ultrastructural features of the tumor cells supported a Sertoli cell origin of the tumor. This tumor is found frequently associated with complex endocrine disorders and usually has a benign course. This case, which appears to be the first such case diagnosed by FNA cytology, shows the efficacy of FNA cytology in the presurgical evaluation of testicular masses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)578-582
Number of pages5
JournalActa Cytologica
Volume31
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cell Biology
  • Anatomy
  • Histology

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