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Nat Clin Pract Urol. 2006 Sep;3(9):504-7; quiz 1 p following 507.

Leiomyoma of the epididymis treated with partial epididymectomy.

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  • 1Vattikuti Urology Institute at the Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI 48202, USA. mfumo1@hfhs.org

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

A 56-year-old man presented to a urology clinic with a painless left-testicular mass of unknown duration. On physical examination, a firm mass measuring 2 cm x 2 cm and involving the inferior portion of the left epididymis was found. The left testicle, right testicle, and right epididymis looked normal on examination.

INVESTIGATIONS:

Assessment of tumor-marker levels, ultrasound examination of the scrotum, Doppler ultrasound examination, surgical exploration, and histologic examination of frozen sections.

DIAGNOSIS:

Pure leiomyoma arising from the epididymis.

MANAGEMENT:

Complete excision of the mass with its contiguous epididymis, preserving the left testicle and rest of the epididymis.

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