Journal of Cytology
Home About us Ahead of print Instructions Submission Subscribe Advertise Contact e-Alerts Login 
Users Online:735
  Print this page  Email this page Small font sizeDefault font sizeIncrease font size
Year : 1997  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 47-49

Cytological diagnosis of a retroperitoneal mass in a cryptorchid

1 Department of Pathology, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, India
2 Department of Surgery, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, India

Correspondence Address:
Flora D Lobo
Associate Professor, Dept. of Pathology, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore - 575 001
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

Rights and PermissionsRights and Permissions

Ultrasound guided needle aspiration cytology of an Undiagnosed retroperitoneal mass was performed in a 52 year old male. The tumourconsisted of solid nodular masses in the hypogastric and para-aortic region. Cytologic features included uniform malignant cells with vacuolation, round nuclei and prominent nucleoli. A few epithelioid cells and Langhans giant cells were also seen admixed with lymphocytes. The diagnostic possibility of seminoma with granulomatous reaction was favoured. Further clinical evaluation revealed non-descent of the left testis and elevated serum BHCG. Histological examination of the partially resected mass confirmed the diagnosis. The rarity of documented reports of needle aspiration cytology of cryptorchid tumors as retroperitoneal mass prompted us to record this case.

Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded10    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal