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March 1967

Spermatic Cord TumorMesonephric Hamartoma of the Vas Deferens

Author Affiliations

Tampa, Fla
From the Department of Pathology, Tampa General Hospital, Tampa.

Arch Surg. 1967;94(3):430-431. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1967.01330090124029

THE CLINICIAN infrequently encounters a tumor of the spermatic cord. Of those reported, approximately 70% are benign, half of which are lipomata.1

In 1954 Graham and O'Connor2 described, for the first time, a primary benign epithelial tumor of the vas deferens which they designated as "ductal hyperplasia of the vas deferens." This presented as a painless nodule of the cord associated with infertility. We have recently had the opportunity to study a histologically similar structure and a description of this case follows.

Report of Case  A 24-year-old white man was admitted to the hospital with a two-year history of pain in the right side of the scrotum which extended up into the right inguinal canal and was aggravated by exertion. He also complained of occasional pain upon ejaculation. There was no urethral discharge or other symptoms of recent or remote infection of the genitourinary system. Physical examination was

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