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January 1958

Leiomyosarcoma of the Spermatic Cord: Report of a Case and Review of the Literature

Author Affiliations

Los Angeles
Resident in general surgery, Wadsworth General Medical and Surgical Hospital.; From the Surgical Service, Wadsworth General Medical and Surgical Hospital, Veterans' Administration Center.

AMA Arch Surg. 1958;76(1):151-154. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1958.01280190153029

Introduction  Primary leiomyosarcoma of the spermatic cord is so rare that its occurrence deserves reporting. There has been limited follow-up observation in the cases reported to date. However, in the case of Sherwin1 there was a follow-up until death, but no autopsy. In two other cases, those of Cannon2 and of Thompson,3 the patients were still living at the time of reporting. An exhaustive review of the literature by various authors has resulted in the compilation of a growing number of tumors. A review by Fitzpatrick et al.4 in 1952 and by Cannon, Altheide, and Allen2 in 1954 showed that there had been only six previously reported cases of primary leiomyosarcoma of the spermatic cord. In the following case the tumor was unsuspected before surgery and apparently had not extended to other portions of the body.

Report of Case  A 53-year-old Negro was first admitted

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