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Lipoleiomyosarcoma of spermatic cord: an unusual presentation
  1. Washim Firoz Khan1,
  2. Yashwant Singh Rathore1,
  3. Raja Sumandatta Aduri1 and
  4. Asit Ranjan Mridha2
  1. 1 Surgical Discipline, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
  2. 2 Pathology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Yashwant Singh Rathore, dryashvant.r{at}


Spermatic cord malignancies are very rare tumours. Less than 100 cases of cord liposarcoma have been reported in the literature. Divergent differentiation into leiomyosarcoma and liposarcoma is a rare phenomenon but can occur. Lipoleiomyosarcoma usually represents the well-differentiated subtype of this entity. We report such a rare case in spermatic cord with an unusual presentation as a recurrent inguinal hernia in a 62-year-old man.

  • spermatic cord tumour
  • well-differentiated liposarcoma

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  • Contributors YSR and RSA were the operating surgeons. WFK was the author of the manuscript. ARM was involved in the histopathological examination of the specimen and he reviewed the manuscript. YSR and RSA also helped with their valuable opinion in reviewing the manuscript before submission.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

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