Paraganglioma of the testicle: A case presentation and review of the literature

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  • Paragangliomas are rare extra-adrenal neuroendocrine tumors and presentation within the scrotum is exceedingly rare. Only thirteen other cases have been reported in medical literature, with only one other case presenting within the testicle itself. We present the second known case of paraganglioma of the testicle in a patient who initially presented with a two-week history of right testicular pain with no associated dysuria and hematuria. Ultrasound imaging indicated a solid heterogenous mass in the right testicle concerning for malignancy and was treated surgically with right radical orchiectomy. Gross and histological investigation demonstrated a morphology and immunophenotype consistent with a paraganglioma.
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  • Kim JK; Baumgarten A; Walter O; Patel T
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  • 24