A case of highly aggressive anaplastic seminoma of the testis presenting as fungating scrotal lesion
AbstractAnaplastic seminoma (AS) is an uncommon histological variant of classical seminoma of the testis and account for 5%-15% of cases. It is poorly described in the scientific literature. We present the case of a 50-years-old homeless man presenting with fever, marked left scrotal hardness and a fungating left scrotal lesion. He underwent left orchiopexy 40 years before. A computed tomography with contrast media showed a suspect testis cancer with scrotal involvment, extensive intralesional necrosis and multiple systemic metastases. A wide excision of the left hemiscrotum including the testis was performed in order to prevent severe local and systemic infectious complications. Histological examination revealed an AS. General conditions showed a rapid deterioration and the patient died on post operative day 10.
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