Leiomyosarcoma of the epididymis: 2 cases and review of the literature

Yuen, Victor T. H., Kirby, Shane D. and Woo, Young Chi (2011) Leiomyosarcoma of the epididymis: 2 cases and review of the literature. Journal of the Canadian Urological Association, 5 6: E121-E124. doi:10.5489/cuaj.11008

Author Yuen, Victor T. H.
Kirby, Shane D.
Woo, Young Chi
Title Leiomyosarcoma of the epididymis: 2 cases and review of the literature
Journal name Journal of the Canadian Urological Association   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1911-6470
Publication date 2011-12-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.5489/cuaj.11008
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 5
Issue 6
Start page E121
End page E124
Total pages 4
Place of publication Montreal, PQ, Canada
Publisher Canadian Urological Association
Language eng
Subject 2730 Oncology
2748 Urology
Formatted abstract
Paratesticular leiomyosarcomas are rare. We report two cases of leiomyosarcoma of the epididymis diagnosed and treated in a regional community hospital in Canada in 2009 and 2010. Both patients were males of ages 58 and 75, respectively. They presented with painless masses which, on ultrasonography, appeared to be solid masses demonstrating blood flow. Each patient underwent trans-scrotal resection of the affected epididymis. Pathological examination of trans-scrotal epididymectomy specimens confirmed the diagnosis of high-grade leiomyosarcoma. Leiomyosarcoma is an important differential diagnosis for paratesticular masses in the elderly male; the primary treatment is radical inguinal orchiectomy with high ligation of the spermatic cord.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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