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Clinical and Translational Oncology

, Volume 7, Issue 7, pp 321–323 | Cite as

Epididymal metastases as the first sign of a colon cancer recurrence

  • Fernando Moreno Antón
  • Javier Sastre Valera
  • Belén Loboff de León
  • Sara López-Tarruella
  • Luis Ortega Medina
  • Eduardo Díaz-Rubio
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Abstract

Metastastic tumours involving the epididymis are rare and most often found in patients with disseminated disease. It is even more unusual when the metastasis of the epididymis is the first sign of tumour recurrence. We report a case of an asymptomatic recurrent colon carcinoma presenting as metastasis in the epididymis. Although metastatic cancer presenting as an intra-scrotal mass is extremely rare, it should be considered as a possibility in patients who present with a mass involving the testicle or epididymis.

Keywords

epididymis metastasis cancer colon 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fernando Moreno Antón
    • 1
  • Javier Sastre Valera
    • 1
  • Belén Loboff de León
    • 1
  • Sara López-Tarruella
    • 1
  • Luis Ortega Medina
    • 2
  • Eduardo Díaz-Rubio
    • 1
  1. 1.Departamento de OncologíaHospital Clínico San CarlosMadridSpain
  2. 2.Departamento de Anatomía PatológicaHospital Clínico San CarlosMadridSpain

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