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Pediatr Radiol. 2009 Sep;39(9):1010-2. doi: 10.1007/s00247-009-1315-5. Epub 2009 Jun 23.

Paratesticular rhabdomyosarcoma presenting as thickening of the tunica vaginalis.

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Department of Medical Imaging, CHU Sainte-Justine, Montreal H3T 1C5, Canada. francoise_rypens@ssss.gouv.qc.ca

Abstract

Pediatric paratesticular primary malignant tumors are rare, and most of them correspond to rhabdomyosarcomas (RMS). Paratesticular RMS has a better prognosis than RMS originating in other locations, because of its favorable histology and possible early diagnosis. The diagnosis relies upon the US findings of a paratesticular hypervascular mass in an adequate clinical setting. We report the unusual appearance of an infiltrating RMS tumor in a 3-year-old boy. The tumor presented as thickening of the tunica vaginalis. Atypical US appearance and discordance with clinical features caused suspicion of a tumoral process, allowing early diagnosis and treatment.

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10.1007/s00247-009-1315-5
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