Leydig cell tumor of the spermatic cord in an adolescent affected by congenital adrenal hyperplasia

Matteo Ferrari, Marco Raber, Umberto Capitanio, Gianni Russo, Matilde Ferrario, Nathalie Rizzo, Massimo Freschi, Patrizio Rigatti, Francesco Montorsi

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We report the first case of a patient with extratesticular Leydig cell tumor associated with congenital adrenal hyperplasia. An 18-year-old congenital adrenal hyperplasia patient presented with a palpable and asymptomatic right extratesticular mass. Color Doppler sonography confirmed the presence of a capsulated and vascularised lesion. Sieric tumor markers were negative. The patient underwent surgical scrotal exploration through an inguinal right incision. The mass, 18mm in size and located within the spermatic cord, was removed and final pathology diagnosed a benign Leydig cell tumor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)954-956
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Urology
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2012



  • Congenital adrenal hyperplasia
  • Leydig cell tumor
  • Spermatic cord

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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