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Paratesticular fibrous hamartoma in an infant.

Authors
  • Sengar, M
  • Mohta, A
  • Manchanda, V
  • Khurana, N
Type
Published Article
Journal
Singapore Medical Journal
Publisher
Singapore Medical Journal
Publication Date
Mar 01, 2012
Volume
53
Issue
3
Identifiers
PMID: 22434309
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

Fibrous hamartoma of infancy is a rare benign tumour with local infiltration. The lesion is usually found in the upper torso and rarely occurs in the genital region. Diagnosis before surgery is rare, and complete excision is essential to prevent recurrence. We present a case in which fibrous hamartoma of infancy involving the spermatic cord was found. A pre-operative clinical diagnosis could not be made. On inguinal exploration, the tumour could not be dissected away from the testicular vessels, which necessitated an orchidectomy for complete removal. The case is presented due to its rarity and successful management.

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