Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor of the epididymis: Case report and review of the literature

Hari Tunuguntla, Anubha Mishra, Merce Jorda, Rafael Gosalbez

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Abstract

The inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) is a rare benign tumor, known by several names and found in several locations throughout the body, including the lungs and genitourinary system (mostly the bladder). We report a case of a paratesticular IMT in a 17-year-old boy. Although the initial clinical diagnosis was rhabdomyosarcoma, the histopathologic examination revealed it to be an IMT. The preoperative diagnosis of a scrotal mass should differentiate between benign and malignant tumors. A definitive diagnosis of a scrotal mass should be established by surgical exploration and resection. It is important to counsel patients with scrotal masses regarding the possibility of orchiectomy, even in the case of a benign tumor such as IMT.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)183-185
Number of pages3
JournalUrology
Volume78
Issue number1
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StatePublished - Jul 1 2011

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Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor of the epididymis : Case report and review of the literature. / Tunuguntla, Hari; Mishra, Anubha; Jorda, Merce; Gosalbez, Rafael.

In: Urology, Vol. 78, No. 1, 01.07.2011, p. 183-185.

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Tunuguntla, Hari ; Mishra, Anubha ; Jorda, Merce ; Gosalbez, Rafael. / Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor of the epididymis : Case report and review of the literature. In: Urology. 2011 ; Vol. 78, No. 1. pp. 183-185.
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