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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.



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.


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


Pure leiomyoma arising from the epididymis.


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

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