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Paratesticular Leiomyosarcoma : Treatment & Prognosis

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Another case of paratesticular leiomyosarcoma in an elderly male. The spindle cells have abundant brightly eosinophilic cytoplasm. Some nuclei have tapering ends, where as others are blunt-ended.

Treatment & Prognosis: Most cases of paratesticular leiomyosarcomas get treated by radical orchiectomy. Adjuvant radiation therapy has been advocated to reduce local recurrences. Low-grade tumors rarely recur or metastasize, behave indolently, and have overall excellent prognosis. High-grade tumors recur or spread to lymph nodes, lungs, or liver in about a third of cases.

Ref: Fisher C et al. Leiomyosarcoma of the Paratesticular Region: A Clinicopathologic Study. Am J Surg Pathol 25(9):1143-1149, Sept. 2001.

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