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Seminoma in undescended testis

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A testicular carcinoma in intraabdominal undescended testis can mimic other mesenteric or retroperitoneal mass. The identification of pampiniform plexus draining the mass can play an important role in diagnosis of testicular carcinoma in undescended testis. We report a case of seminoma in intraabdominal undescended testis, draining into pampiniform plexus and thrombus within it.

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Lim, Y.J., Jeong, M.J., Bae, B.N. et al. Seminoma in undescended testis. Abdom Imaging 33, 241–243 (2008). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00261-007-9219-z

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Key words

  • Seminoma
  • Undescended testis
  • Pampiniform plexus
  • “Testicular vascular pedicle’’ sign
  • Computed tomography (CT)