Testis & epididymis
Spermatic cord tumors
Spermatic cord tumors-general

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PubMed Search: spermatic cord [title] tumor testis

Rafael Jimenez, M.D.
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Definition / general
Cite this page: Jimenez R. Spermatic cord tumors-general. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/testisspermatictumors.html. Accessed July 6th, 2020.
Definition / general
  • Benign tumors are usually lipomas; fat collections around hernia sac are not true lipomas
  • Contamination by testicular tumors is a problem, particularly with seminomas (Mod Pathol 1996;9:762)
  • In adults, most common tumors are MFH, liposarcoma, leiomyosarcoma and fibrosarcoma
  • Treatment is orchiectomy with high ligation of cord and radiation therapy
  • Nonneoplastic masses are mesothelial cysts and dermoid cysts
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