Primary low grade intratesticular leiomyosarcoma: case report and review of the literature

Turk Patoloji Derg. 2013;29(3):227-30. doi: 10.5146/tjpath.2013.01179.


A 49-year-old male presented with a painful mass in the left scrotum. An inguinal orchiectomy was performed. Pathological examination revealed a well-differentiated leiomyosarcoma completely located inside the testicular parenchyma. We report this unusual case because primary leiomyosarcoma of the testis proper is extremely rare; our patient being the 19th case recorded thus far in the medical literature. It can lead to significant clinical and diagnostic difficulty due to its wide differential diagnosis and extreme rarity.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Biomarkers, Tumor / analysis
  • Humans
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Leiomyosarcoma / metabolism
  • Leiomyosarcoma / pathology*
  • Leiomyosarcoma / surgery
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Neoplasm Grading
  • Testicular Neoplasms / metabolism
  • Testicular Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Testicular Neoplasms / surgery


  • Biomarkers, Tumor