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CASE REPORT
Year : 1997  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 47-49

Cytological diagnosis of a retroperitoneal mass in a cryptorchid


1 Department of Pathology, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, India
2 Department of Surgery, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, India

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Flora D Lobo
Associate Professor, Dept. of Pathology, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore - 575 001
India
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Ultrasound guided needle aspiration cytology of an Undiagnosed retroperitoneal mass was performed in a 52 year old male. The tumourconsisted of solid nodular masses in the hypogastric and para-aortic region. Cytologic features included uniform malignant cells with vacuolation, round nuclei and prominent nucleoli. A few epithelioid cells and Langhans giant cells were also seen admixed with lymphocytes. The diagnostic possibility of seminoma with granulomatous reaction was favoured. Further clinical evaluation revealed non-descent of the left testis and elevated serum BHCG. Histological examination of the partially resected mass confirmed the diagnosis. The rarity of documented reports of needle aspiration cytology of cryptorchid tumors as retroperitoneal mass prompted us to record this case.


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