Intratesticular Rhabdomyosarcoma- A Rare Childhood Tumour

  • Hilda Fernandes Department of Pathology, Fr Muller Medical College, Mangalore, India
  • Netheya Mary Thomas Department of Pathology, Fr Muller Medical College, Mangalore, India
  • Anush Serrao Department of Pathology, Fr Muller Medical College, Mangalore, India
Keywords: testis, embryonal, rhabdomyosarcoma


Primary malignant of tumours of the testis are rare in children. Tumours of germ cell origin account for 60-77% of primary testicular tumors. Intrascrotal tumours of nongerm cell origin are rare. Rhabdomyosarcomas (RMS) are the commonest tumours among nongerm cell tumours. RMS are more commonly seen in paratesticular region. Pure testicular RMS are rare. A 16 yr boy was evaluated right sided testicular mass. Histopathology and immunohistochemistry confirmed it to be an anaplastic embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma. Here we report this case with a brief review of literature.


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