Unique Case of Giant Adult Paratesticular Spindle Cell Rhabdomyosarcoma

Nicola Silvestris, Francesco Alfredo Zito, Leonardo Resta, Ondina Popescu, Roberta Rossi, Severino Montemurro, Giuseppe Colucci

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A 50-year-old unmarried rural man was referred for a giant painless scrotal lump which had developed over a period of about six years. At the admission physical examination disclosed a large swelling scrotum and palpable left supraclavicular lymph nodes. Blood counts, renal and hepatic function tests, lactate dehydrogenase, β-HCG, and α-fetoprotein were normal. Computed tomographic scan of thorax and abdomen revealed supraclavicular, mediastinal, and retroperitoneal adenopathies. The patient underwent right-sided radical orchiectomy. The final pathological diagnosis was paratesticular spindle cell rhabdomyosarcoma. Unfortunately, few days after surgery, patient presented a clinical and laboratory picture of disseminated intravascular coagulation followed by exitus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)500-502
Number of pages3
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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