Paratesticular paraganglioma

A rare cause of an intrascrotal mass

Ruta Gupta, R. Spencer Howell, Mahul Amin

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Abstract

We describe a case of a paratesticular paraganglioma in a 33-year-old man who presented with a scrotal mass and underwent a right testicular exploration. Metastasis is the only definite criterion for diagnosis of a malignant para- ganglioma; however, lymphovascular invasion was noted in this case, which warranted a close clinical surveillance.The patient is currently well with no evidence of disease 18 months after radical orchiectomy. Paratesticular paragan- gliomas are extremely rare tumors with 6 cases reported in English literature. The histogenesis of these tumors is unknown. Though the histology and immunohistochemistry resemble those of paragangliomas at any other location, these tumors raise a plethora of differential diagnoses especially with the more commonly occurring tumors. Herein the relevant histopathologic differential diagnoses are discussed along with a brief review of literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)811-813
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Volume133
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2009
Externally publishedYes

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Paraganglioma
Neoplasms
Differential Diagnosis
Literature
Orchiectomy
Histology
Immunohistochemistry
Neoplasm Metastasis

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Medical Laboratory Technology
  • Medicine(all)

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Paratesticular paraganglioma : A rare cause of an intrascrotal mass. / Gupta, Ruta; Howell, R. Spencer; Amin, Mahul.

In: Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Vol. 133, No. 5, 05.2009, p. 811-813.

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