Heart and Vessels

, Volume 13, Issue 3, pp 152–154 | Cite as

Isolated periarteritis nodosa of the spermatic cord presenting as a scrotal mass: Report of a case

  • Kaori Kameyama
  • Shigeru Kuramochi
  • Naohiko Kamio
  • Yoshikiyo Akasaka
  • Isao Higa
  • Jun-ichi Hata
Case report

Summary

We report a 57-year-old man who visited a local hospital because of a fist-sized swelling and pain in his right scrotum. Surgically resected tissue revealed necrotizing arteritis in a small spermatic artery. As systemic symptoms for angiitis were not present, this is thought to be the second case of isolated angiitis occurring in the spermatic cord.

Key words

Periarteritis nodosa Vasculitis Spermatic cord 

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References

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    Takai K, Kanemura M, Kitahara K, Hara M, Hoshino Y, Mizuguchi K (1986) Arteritis and fatty degeneration in the spermatic cord resembling periarteritis nodosa: a case report (in Japanese with English abstract). Hinyokika Kiyo 32:615–618PubMedGoogle Scholar
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    Womack C, Ansell ID (1985) Isolated arteritis of the epididymis. J Clin Pathol 38:797–800PubMedGoogle Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kaori Kameyama
    • 1
  • Shigeru Kuramochi
    • 1
  • Naohiko Kamio
    • 1
  • Yoshikiyo Akasaka
    • 2
  • Isao Higa
    • 3
  • Jun-ichi Hata
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Diagnostic PathologyKeio University HospitalTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Second Department of PathologyToho University School of MedicineTokyoJapan
  3. 3.Department of UrologyHiratsuka City HospitalKanagawaJapan

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