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Leiomyosarcoma with osteoclast-like giant cells of the spermatic cord. A case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8776828     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We describe a case of leiomyosarcoma with osteoclast-like giant cells arising form the spermatic cord and involving the testis. This is a rare tumor which is histologically similar to the giant cell variant of malignant fibrous histiocytoma. No such cases have been reported arising from the external genitalia. The patient was initially treated with local excision. He had a local recurrence 7 years later which was treated with radical excision and adjuvant radiation. The indolent nature of the tumor, with a long survival of 7 years after initial diagnosis followed subsequently by a more aggressive clinical course, is emphasized.
B R Konety; J Singh; J C Lyne; R R Salup
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Urologia internationalis     Volume:  56     ISSN:  0042-1138     ISO Abbreviation:  Urol. Int.     Publication Date:  1996  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-11-06     Completed Date:  1996-11-06     Revised Date:  2006-10-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417373     Medline TA:  Urol Int     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  259-62     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Urology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, PA 15213, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Giant Cell Tumors / pathology*,  therapy
Leiomyosarcoma / pathology*,  therapy
Neoplasm Recurrence, Local
Osteoclasts / pathology*
Spermatic Cord / pathology*
Testicular Neoplasms / pathology*,  therapy

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