Urologic radiology

, 12:163

Spermatic cord sarcomas: Sonographic and CT features

  • Gilda Cardenosa
  • Nicholas Papanicolaou
  • Claire Y. Fung
  • Glenn A. Tung
  • Isabel C. Yoder
  • Alex F. Althausen
  • William U. Shipley
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF02923999

Cite this article as:
Cardenosa, G., Papanicolaou, N., Fung, C.Y. et al. Urol Radiol (1990) 12: 163. doi:10.1007/BF02923999

Abstract

Five patients with sarcomas of the spermatic cord were imaged with sonography and/or computed tomography (CT). The former modality is most helpful in demonstrating the extratesticular origin of the mass and evaluating its scrotal extension for local staging. CT is necessary for pelvic staging and searching for distant metastasis. The fat in liposarcomas was easily identified by CT, although it was not echogenic on sonography. Sonography should be the primary imaging modality for scrotal or inguinal masses. If a neoplasm is found, CT should be used for staging, prior to definitive surgical treatment.

Key words

spermatic cord, imaging Sarcoma Liposarcoma Malignant fibrous histiocytoma Leiomyosarcoma 

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag New York Inc 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gilda Cardenosa
    • 6
    • 3
  • Nicholas Papanicolaou
    • 6
    • 3
  • Claire Y. Fung
    • 1
    • 4
  • Glenn A. Tung
    • 6
    • 3
  • Isabel C. Yoder
    • 6
    • 3
  • Alex F. Althausen
    • 2
    • 5
  • William U. Shipley
    • 1
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Radiation MedicineMassachusetts General HospitalUSA
  2. 2.Department of Urology ServiceMassachusetts General HospitalUSA
  3. 3.Department of RadiologyHarvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  4. 4.Department of Radiation MedicineHarvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  5. 5.Department of SurgeryHarvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  6. 6.Department of RadiologyMassachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA

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