A rare case of paratesticular leiomyosarcoma

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James Moloney
John Drumm
Deirdre M. Fanning *
(*) Corresponding Author:
Deirdre M. Fanning | fanningdee@yahoo.co.uk


Soft-tissue sarcomas of the genitourinary tract account for only 1-2% of urological malignancies and 2.1% of soft-tissue sarcomas in general. A 69-year-old male complained of a 4 month history of a painless right groin swelling during routine urological review for prostate cancer follow-up. Clinical examination revealed a non-tender, firm right inguinoscrotal mass. There was no discernible cough impulse. Computed tomography of abdomen and pelvis showed a non-obstructed right inguinal hernia. During elective hernia repair a solid mass involving the spermatic cord and extending into the proximal scrotum was seen. The mass was widely resected and a right orchidectomy was performed. Pathology revealed a paratesticular sarcoma. He proceeded to receive adjuvant radiotherapy. Only around 110 cases of leiomyosarcoma of the spermatic cord have been described in the literature. They commonly present as painless swellings in the groin. The majority of diagnoses are made on histology.

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Deirdre M. Fanning, Urology, Midwestern Regional Hospital, Dooradoyle, Limerick City, Co. Limerick

I am a fourth year urology specialist registrar.