Unilateral Malignant Leydig Cell Tumor of Testis in a Patient With Contralateral Cryptorchidism

Efthimiou, Ioannis; Mamoulakis, Charalampos; Papageorgiou, George; Kazoulis, Sabbas; Prevedorou, Despina; Kontogiorgos, George; Christoulakis, Ioannis
January 2009
Urology Journal;Jan2009, Vol. 6 Issue 1, p60
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a case study of a 72-year-old man suffering from unilateral malignant Leydig cell tumor (LCT) of testis. The man had a history of contralateral cryptorchidism. Physical examination showed a hard and swollen left testis. Ultrasonography revealed the presence of a nonhomogeneous testicular mass.


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