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Advances in UrologyVolume 2009 2009, Article ID 624173, 3 pages

Case Report

Section of Urology, Department of Surgery, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA 30912, USA

Department of Pathology, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA 30912, USA

Received 29 June 2008; Accepted 24 November 2008

Academic Editor: Daniel W. Lin

Copyright © 2009 Kamran P. Sajadi et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A 34-year-old tetraplegic patient with suppurative epididymitis was found on follow-up examination and ultrasonography to have a testicular mass. The radical orchiectomy specimen contained an undifferentiated spindled sex cord-stromal tumor arising in the rete testis. Testicular sex cord-stromal tumors are far less common than germ cell neoplasms and are usually benign. The close relationship between sex cords and ductules of the rete testis during development provides the opportunity for these uncommon tumors to arise anatomically within the rete tesis. This undifferentiated sex cord-stromal tumor, occurring in a previously unreported location, is an example of an unusual lesion mimicking an intratesticular malignant neoplasm.

Author: Kamran P. Sajadi, Rory R. Dalton, and James A. Brown



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