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Vol 67, No 3 (2017)
Case report
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Intratesticular cellular angiofibroma — a rare benign tumour: case report and literature review

Tomasz Piecha, Agnieszka Powała, Bolesław Kuzaka
DOI: 10.5603/NJO.2017.0035
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Nowotwory. Journal of Oncology 2017;67(3):215-219.

open access

Vol 67, No 3 (2017)
Case report
Published online: 2017-12-12

Abstract

Cellular angiofibroma is a rare and benign tumour of mesenchymal origin. Within a microscopic image, two main cell populations are typically observed: spindle-shaped cells and blood vessels; both of which are sometimes accompanied by atypical liposarcoma-like cells. We present a case of a 31-year old male admitted to the Department of Urology because of a solid mass being present in the left testis. The patient underwent radical orchidectomy through the inguinal canal. Microscopic examination demonstrated an intratesticular cellular angiofibroma. During a two-year follow-up, there were no signs observed of any metastases nor disease recurrence. Intratesticular localisation of cellular angiofibroma has never been previously reported. Benign tumours of the testis are rare, but an awareness of this phenomenon may reduce the number of unnecessary orchidectomies, thereby increasing the rate of organ-sparing surgery.

Abstract

Cellular angiofibroma is a rare and benign tumour of mesenchymal origin. Within a microscopic image, two main cell populations are typically observed: spindle-shaped cells and blood vessels; both of which are sometimes accompanied by atypical liposarcoma-like cells. We present a case of a 31-year old male admitted to the Department of Urology because of a solid mass being present in the left testis. The patient underwent radical orchidectomy through the inguinal canal. Microscopic examination demonstrated an intratesticular cellular angiofibroma. During a two-year follow-up, there were no signs observed of any metastases nor disease recurrence. Intratesticular localisation of cellular angiofibroma has never been previously reported. Benign tumours of the testis are rare, but an awareness of this phenomenon may reduce the number of unnecessary orchidectomies, thereby increasing the rate of organ-sparing surgery.

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Keywords

benign tumour, cellular angiofibroma, intratesticular localization

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Title

Intratesticular cellular angiofibroma — a rare benign tumour: case report and literature review

Journal

Nowotwory. Journal of Oncology

Issue

Vol 67, No 3 (2017)

Article type

Case report

Pages

215-219

Published online

2017-12-12

DOI

10.5603/NJO.2017.0035

Bibliographic record

Nowotwory. Journal of Oncology 2017;67(3):215-219.

Keywords

benign tumour
cellular angiofibroma
intratesticular localization

Authors

Tomasz Piecha
Agnieszka Powała
Bolesław Kuzaka

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