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Testicular and Spermatic Cord Metastases from Gastric Adenocarcinoma: An Unusual Case

Authors Fu J, Luo J, Ye H, Chen Y, Xie L

Received 15 October 2020

Accepted for publication 29 January 2021

Published 23 February 2021 Volume 2021:13 Pages 1897—1900

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/CMAR.S286909

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Review by Single anonymous peer review

Peer reviewer comments 6

Editor who approved publication: Prof. Dr. Xueqiong Zhu


Jing Fu,1,2 Jindan Luo,1 Huajian Ye,2 Yaokang Chen,2 Liping Xie1

1Department of Urology, The First Affiliated Hospital, College of Medicine, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, 310003, People’s Republic of China; 2Department of Urology, Shaoxing Second Hospital, Shaoxing, Zhejiang, 312000, People’s Republic of China

Correspondence: Liping Xie
Department of Urology, The First Affiliated Hospital, College of Medicine, Zhejiang University, No. 79 Qingchun Road, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, 310003, People’s Republic of China
Tel/Fax +86 571 8707 2577
Email xielp@zju.edu.cn
Yaokang Chen
Department of Urology, Shaoxing Second Hospital, No. 123 Yanan Road, Shaoxing, Zhejiang, 312000, People’s Republic of China
Tel +86 575 8805 3825
Email 768035669@qq.com

Abstract: The metastasis of gastric cancer to the testis or spermatic cord is very rare; however, simultaneous testicular and spermatic cord metastases are even rarer. Here, we report an unusual case of a 54-year-old male patient who had undergone radical gastrectomy for gastric adenocarcinoma more than two years before. He complained of palpable painful masses in the right scrotum and inguinal area occurring for more than half a year. Enhanced computed tomography (CT) separately showed an enhanced soft tissue mass in the right testicular and spermatic cord areas. Therefore, a right radical orchiectomy was conducted. The pathology was consistent with the metastases of gastric adenocarcinoma.

Keywords: gastric adenocarcinoma, testis, spermatic cord, metastasis

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