Paratesticular fibrous pseudotumour: Intraoperative frozen section analysis can help prevent unnecessary orchiectomy

  • Ryan C. DeCoste Dalhousie University
  • Michael D. Carter Department of Anatomical Pathology, Dalhousie University
  • Scott Bagnell
  • Jennifer Merrimen Department of Anatomical Pathology, Dalhousie University
Keywords: Fibrous Pseudotumor, Benign Neoplasm, Frozen Section, Testicular Mass

Abstract

Paratesticular fibrous pseudotumours are rare intrascrotal lesions, most frequently affecting the testicular tunics. They are benign in nature; however, their pathogenesis is not completely understood. Presenting features are similar to testicular malignancy, which may result in unnecessary radical surgery. It has been suggested that additional diagnostic imaging combined with frozen section analysis may help prevent orchiectomy in these patients. We describe a case of paratesticular fibrous pseudotumour in a 40-year-old male treated with testicle-sparing surgery aided by intraoperative frozen section analysis.

Author Biographies

Ryan C. DeCoste, Dalhousie University
Medical Student, Dalhousie University
Michael D. Carter, Department of Anatomical Pathology, Dalhousie University
MD, PhD, Resident, Department of Anatomical Pathology, Dalhousie University
Jennifer Merrimen, Department of Anatomical Pathology, Dalhousie University
MD, FRCPC, Department of Anatomical Pathology, Dalhousie University
Published
2015-10-13
How to Cite
DeCoste, R. C., Carter, M. D., Bagnell, S., & Merrimen, J. (2015). Paratesticular fibrous pseudotumour: Intraoperative frozen section analysis can help prevent unnecessary orchiectomy. Canadian Urological Association Journal, 9(9-10), E731-3. https://doi.org/10.5489/cuaj.3110
Section
Case Report