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June 10, 1939

TUMORS OF THE SPERMATIC CORD: REPORT OF A CASE OF NEUROFIBROMA

Author Affiliations

Fellow in Urology, the Mayo Foundation; ROCHESTER, MINN.

From the Section on Surgical Pathology (Dr. McDonald) and the Division of Surgery (Dr. Priestly), the Mayo Clinic.

JAMA. 1939;112(23):2405-2406. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800230029010
Abstract

Lésauvage1 was the first to report and describe tumors of the spermatic cord. He contributed the first three authentic cases in 1845. Brossard2 was the first to publish a comprehensive work on the subject. Patel and Chalier3 collected and abstracted all the previous reports in a comprehensive study, which appeared as a series of publications. In their first article a list of tumors was given which did not correspond exactly with the tumors mentioned in the abstracts which appeared in their last four articles. Nevertheless their contribution is one of the most nearly complete, and their articles included three photographs which gave an excellent idea of the huge size that these tumors can attain. One of the photographs is of the largest tumor recorded, which was a fibroma weighing 15 Kg., reported by Rhenter and Villard.4

Hinman and Gibson5 were the first to classify tumors

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