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Rare presentation of a testicular angiofibroma treated with testis sparing surgery

Luca Leone, Paola Fulvi, Giulia Sbrollini, Alessandra Filosa, Enrico Caraceni, Angelo Marronaro, Andrea B. Galosi
  • Luca Leone
    Clinica Urologica, Scuola di Specializzazione in Urologia, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy
  • Paola Fulvi
    Clinica Urologica, Scuola di Specializzazione in Urologia, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy
  • Giulia Sbrollini
    Clinica Urologica, Scuola di Specializzazione in Urologia, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy
  • Alessandra Filosa
    UOC Urologia Civitanova Marche, AV 3, ASUR Marche, Italy
  • Enrico Caraceni
    Anatomia Patologica, AV 3, ASUR Marche, Italy
  • Angelo Marronaro
    Anatomia Patologica, AV 3, ASUR Marche, Italy
  • Andrea B. Galosi
    Clinica Urologica, Scuola di Specializzazione in Urologia, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy | galosiab@yahoo.it

Abstract

Introduction: Testicular benign tumors are very rare (< 5%). Testicular Angiofibroma (AF) is one of those, however the gold standard of treatment and follow-up is still unclear. Case report: A 47 years-old man with only one functioning testis was referred to our clinic for a palpable right testicular mass and atrophic contralateral testis. Patient underwent testis-sparing surgery with inguinal approach and intraoperative frozen sections examination with diagnosis of AF. Final histology confirmed AF. Post-operative follow-up was uneventful. Clinical and ultrasonographic follow-up was negative after 8 months. Conclusion: We report a conservative surgery in a patient with AF of the solitary testis. AF is a benign para-testicular fibrous neoplasm that could be misinterpreted as malignant tumor and treated with orchiectomy. Testis-sparing surgery is recommended in this case with intraoperative pathological examination. The excision of the mass is enough but in front of a possible recurrence a long follow-up is advisable.

Keywords

Testicular neoplasms; Angiofibroma; Testis-sparing surgery; Small testicular tumors

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