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Rare Tumors. 2010 Jun 30;2(2):e23. doi: 10.4081/rt.2010.e23.

Paratesticular myxoid liposarcoma in a 23-year old Nigerian.

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  • 1Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital Enugu, Enugu State, Nigeria;


Paratesticular liposarcomas are rare tumors and are usually seen in patients in middle age or older. Optimal treatment is radical orchidectomy. Radiotherapy or chemotherapy is added for advanced disease or recurrences. These practice guidelines often vary from the experience in developing countries.We present a 23-year old man who presented with paratesticular myxoid liposarcoma, after transscrotal orchidectomy for 'testicular tumor' without histology. He was subsequently managed by neoadjuvant chemotherapy and complete tumor excision.A case of paratesticular myxoid liposarcoma in a young man is highlighted. Also noted is the fact that complete extirpation at primary surgery reduces the risk of local recurrence. The practice of transscrotal orchidectomy and non-submission of surgical specimens is highlighted and condemned.


23-year old; Nigerian.; myxoid liposarcoma; paratesticular

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