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. 2018 Jun 14;2018:bcr2017223736.
doi: 10.1136/bcr-2017-223736.

Retroperitoneal Seminoma, a Rare Cause of Testicular Pain

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Retroperitoneal Seminoma, a Rare Cause of Testicular Pain

Shivani Joshi et al. BMJ Case Rep. .
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Extragonadal retroperitoneal seminomas are a rare cause of testicular pain in males. We report the case of a 46-year-old man, who presented with right-sided testicular pain, clinically mimicking testicular torsion. The patient underwent a scrotal exploration, which revealed normal testes. He went on to have a contrast-enhanced CT abdomen and pelvis, which revealed a 55 mm para-aortic mass, displacing the duodenum and inferior vena cava, with an adjacent 22 mm lymph node. Histological analysis revealed that it was a seminoma.

Keywords: general surgery; pathology; urological cancer; urological surgery; vascular surgery.

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Competing interests: None declared.

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