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Volume 7 (2007), Pages 850-854
Case Study

Primary Paratesticular Osteosarcoma: Case Report and A Review of the Literature

1Department of Pathology, King Hussein Medical Centre, The Royal Medical Services, Amman, Jordan
2Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Received 4 December 2006; Revised 6 March 2007; Accepted 12 March 2007

Academic Editor: Peter E. Clark

Copyright © 2007 Anwar Al-Masri et al.


Primary paratesticular osteosarcoma is an extremely rare malignancy and, to date, only a few cases have been reported. To our knowledge, no such case arising directly from paratesticular soft tissue has been described. We describe a 52-year-old man who presented with left scrotal swelling and an excisional biopsy that revealed a sarcomatous lesion. Left inguinal orchiectomy was performed and histologic examination of the extensively sampled lesion revealed a pure paratesticular osteosarcoma. The patient died 6 months after the diagnosis with disseminated disease.