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Liposarcoma of the spermatic cord mimicking a left inguinal hernia: a case report and literature review

Fubiao Li1, Runhui Tian2, Changjiu Yin3, Xiaofan Dai1, Hongliang Wang1, Ning Xu4 and Kaimin Guo1*

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Andrology, First Hospital of Jilin University, Changchun, Jilin, China

2 Department of Psychology, First Hospital of Jilin University, Changchun, Jilin, China

3 Department of Anesthesiology, Women’s and Children’s Hospital of Jilin Province, Changchun, Jilin, China

4 Department of Urology, First Hospital of Jilin University, Changchun, Jilin, China

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World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2013, 11:18  doi:10.1186/1477-7819-11-18

Published: 25 January 2013

Abstract

Liposarcoma of the spermatic cord (LSC) is a rare condition characterized by a painless inguinal or scrotal mass. To our knowledge, only about 200 cases have been previously reported in the literature. These tumors are often mistaken for common scrotal swellings, such as hydroceles and hernias. We present a LSC case in which a definitive diagnosis was obtained upon histological examination. We also provide a literature review of other cases that have been reported.

Keywords:
Liposarcoma; Spermatic cord; Inguinal hernia; Literature review