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Prog Urol. 1999 Sep;9(4):756-9.

[Large-cell calcifying Sertoli cell tumors: apropos of a case and review of the literature].

[Article in French]

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Service de Chirurgie Urologique et Andrologie, CHU de Rangueil, Toulouse, France.

Abstract

The authors report the case of a 22-year-old man presenting with a tumour of the lower pole of the left testis, present for 4 months, which proved to be a calcified Sertoli large cell tumour, an extremely rare group of sex cord tumours of the testis presenting specific clinical and histological features. These tumours are usually benign, occur during the first two decades of life and can be associated with dysplastic complexes or endocrinopathies (Carney's complex, Peutz-Jeghers syndrome). They present either in the form of bilateral, multifocal tumours in the context of a pathological association, or in the unilateral form, without association. Several malignant forms with metastases have been described. Conventional treatment is transinguinal radical orchidectomy.

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