Paratesticular rhabdomyosarcoma mimicking complicated epididymal cyst


Kilciler M., Kadihasanoglu M., Atahan O.

JOURNAL OF CANCER RESEARCH AND THERAPEUTICS, vol.14, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.4103/0973-1482.183553
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF CANCER RESEARCH AND THERAPEUTICS

Abstract

Paratesticular rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) is a rare nongerm cell intrascrotal malignant tumor in children and young adult/teens resulting from the mesenchymal tissues of the tunica vaginalis, epididymis, spermatic cord, and testis. RMS accounts for approximately 7% of all genitourinary tract RMSs and 12% of all pediatric scrotal neoplasms. Patients usually present with a painless unilateral scrotal mass. We report a 16-year-old boy with a paratesticular RMS mimicking epididymal cyst. To our knowledge, this is the first case reported in the literature presenting as an epididymal cyst.