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Vol 65, No 4 (2006)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2006-09-18
Submitted: 2012-02-06
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Malignant fibrous histiocytoma of the spermatic cord: a case report and review of the literature

Shoja MM, Tubbs RS, Asvadi I, Farahani RM, Seyednejad F, Oakes WJ
Folia Morphol 2006;65(4):390-395.

open access

Vol 65, No 4 (2006)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2006-09-18
Submitted: 2012-02-06

Abstract

Malignant fibrous histiocytoma (MFH) is a morphologically ill-defined tumour of the soft tissues and may involve nearly every organ of the body. MFH of the spermatic cord represents an extremely rare entity and reports of it in the literature are limited. We report a 69-year-old man found to have a left spermatic cord MFH and retroperitoneal and mediastinal lymphadenopathy, who was treated with radical orchiectomy and adjuvant chemotherapy. The morphological findings of the spermatic tumour are presented and the literature is reviewed to clarify the potential diagnostic/therapeutic approaches and the prognosis related to spermatic cord MFH.

Abstract

Malignant fibrous histiocytoma (MFH) is a morphologically ill-defined tumour of the soft tissues and may involve nearly every organ of the body. MFH of the spermatic cord represents an extremely rare entity and reports of it in the literature are limited. We report a 69-year-old man found to have a left spermatic cord MFH and retroperitoneal and mediastinal lymphadenopathy, who was treated with radical orchiectomy and adjuvant chemotherapy. The morphological findings of the spermatic tumour are presented and the literature is reviewed to clarify the potential diagnostic/therapeutic approaches and the prognosis related to spermatic cord MFH.
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Keywords

malignant fibrous histiocytoma; pleomorphic; spermatic cord

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Title

Malignant fibrous histiocytoma of the spermatic cord: a case report and review of the literature

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 65, No 4 (2006)

Pages

390-395

Published online

2006-09-18

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2006;65(4):390-395.

Keywords

malignant fibrous histiocytoma
pleomorphic
spermatic cord

Authors

Shoja MM
Tubbs RS
Asvadi I
Farahani RM
Seyednejad F
Oakes WJ

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