Rhabdomyosarcoma of spermatic cord in a 65-year-old man presenting as a groin swelling

Prabhu, Raghunath and Natarajan, Arjun and Shenoy, Rajgopal (2013) Rhabdomyosarcoma of spermatic cord in a 65-year-old man presenting as a groin swelling. BMJ Case Reports. pp. 1-3.

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Abstract

A 65-year-old man presented with a swelling in the right groin of 6 months duration. The swelling was associated with dull aching pain and the patient reported of increase in size of the swelling during lifting of heavy weights. The swelling was 6×5 cm, hard in consistency, mobile and there was no impulse of cough. Ultrasonography showed a solid mass measuring 5.3×1.5×5.2 cm arising from the spermatic cord. High-inguinal orchiectomy was performed. Histopathology revealed rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) of the spermatic cord. Patient was advised adjuvant chemotherapy but he refused. Spermatic cord RMS is a rare tumour derived from the undifferentiated mesoderm. It is most often observed in children and adolescents. It rarely appears after the second decade of life. It usually manifests as a painless, firm to hard mass in the inguinal canal or scrotum. Radical high-inguinal orchiectomy is the treatment of choice.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Surgery
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2013 04:40
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2013 04:40
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/136532

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