Strangulated inguinal hernia accompanied by paratesticular leiomyosarcoma

Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg. 2019 May;25(3):307-310. doi: 10.5505/tjtes.2018.68709.


Sarcomas that arise from the spermatic cord constitute 2.1% of soft tissue sarcomas and are observed at a rate of 1% to 2% in the genitourinary system. A 74-year-old patient presented at the emergency department with complaints of groin pain and swelling persisting for 3 days. On physical examination, a firm mass that was approximately 5x5 cm in size and could not be reduced was observed at the right inguinal area as well as a right inguinal hernia. Computed tomography revealed a large hernia sac in the right inguinal area and a mass that was 77x55 mm in size within the hernial sac. A radical orchiectomy and hernia repair were performed. A diagnosis of leiomyosarcoma was made based on the pathological evaluation of the mass. At the 7-month postoperative follow-up, no local relapse or distant metastasis was found. To conclude, although paratesticular leiomyosarcoma is rare, it should be kept in mind as one of the possible diagnoses for older patients presenting with an inguinal mass.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Hernia, Inguinal*
  • Humans
  • Leiomyosarcoma*
  • Male
  • Testicular Neoplasms*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed