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angiomyxolipoma of the spermatic cord

Saturday 26 February 2011

Clinically, vascular myxolipoma of the spermatic cord is mobile and tender.

Pathologically, the tumor is encapsulated and rubbery with a beige-yellow gelatinous cut surface.

Microscopically, the lesion consists of adipose tissue with extensive areas of myxoid change and an abundance of thin and thick-walled blood vessels.

Differential diagnosis

- liposarcoma
- aggressive angiomyxoma (malignant or aggressive clinical course)

References

- Vascular myxolipoma ("angiomyxolipoma") of the spermatic cord. Mai KT, Yazdi HM, Collins JP. Am J Surg Pathol. 1996 Sep;20(9):1145-8. PMID: 8764750