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World J Mens Health. 2012 Aug;30(2):146-9. doi: 10.5534/wjmh.2012.30.2.146. Epub 2012 Aug 31.

A case of pediatric paratesticular rhabdomyosarcoma with epididymitis.

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Department of Urology, School of Medicine, Jeju National University, Jeju, Korea.


Paratesticular rhabdomyosarcoma is a rare malignancy arising from the mesenchymal tissues of the spermatic cord, epididymis, testis, and testicular tunica, and accounts for approximately 7% of all rhabdomyosarcomas. It often occurs in children but is known to have a better prognosis than disease at other urogenital sites. Patients typically present with painless unilateral scrotal swelling like a solid testicular tumor. However, we report an unusual case of delayed diagnosis of paratesticular rhabdomyosarcoma accompanied by epididymitis manifesting an painful scrotal swelling.


Child; Epididymitis; Rhabdomyosarcoma

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