Indian Journal of Medical Research

CLINICAL IMAGES
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 143  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 836--837

Colonic carcinoma metastatic to the left testis, epididymis & spermatic cord


Xiao-cong Zhou1, Yi Jiang2,  
1 Department of Surgery, The Dingli Clinical Institute of Wenzhou Medical University (Wenzhou Central Hospital), Wenzhou, Zhejiang, P.R. China
2 Department of Pathology, The Dingli Clinical Institute of Wenzhou Medical University (Wenzhou Central Hospital), Wenzhou, Zhejiang, P.R. China

Correspondence Address:
Xiao-cong Zhou
Department of Surgery, The Dingli Clinical Institute of Wenzhou Medical University (Wenzhou Central Hospital), Wenzhou, Zhejiang
P.R. China




How to cite this article:
Zhou Xc, Jiang Y. Colonic carcinoma metastatic to the left testis, epididymis & spermatic cord.Indian J Med Res 2016;143:836-837


How to cite this URL:
Zhou Xc, Jiang Y. Colonic carcinoma metastatic to the left testis, epididymis & spermatic cord. Indian J Med Res [serial online] 2016 [cited 2019 Nov 20 ];143:836-837
Available from: http://www.ijmr.org.in/text.asp?2016/143/6/836/192083


Full Text

A 27 yr old man was admitted to the department of Surgery, Wenzhou Central Hospital, Wenzhou, Zhejiang, PR China, in May 2014 with a complaint of left scrotal swelling for 15 years. He had a history of signet-ring cell carcinoma of the splenic flexure colon [Figure 1] and underwent radical left hemicolectomy in December 2010, during which a preoperative computed tomography (CT) showed the only hydrocele of tunica vaginalis in the left scrotum [Figure 2]A. The current physical examination revealed mild left testicular tenderness with hydrocele of the testis. Routine laboratory tests revealed no abnormality. The ultrasonography of the left testis done prior to refrerral to our hospital showed testis spermatic cord hydrocele complicating local thickening of the tunica vaginalis and testicular microlithiasis-like lesions. CT [Figure 2]B diagnosis was left testis tumour and hydrocele of tunica vaginalis. The patient underwent a left radical orchiectomy. Histopathological examination and immunohistochemistry (IHC) staining [Figure 3]A-D revealed metastatic colonic signet-ring cell carcinoma of the left testis (Fig 4A, B), epididymis [Figure 4] C and spermatic cord [Figure 4]D. The patient was followed up for nine months after his surgery. He showed no evidence of other regional metastatic colonic carcinoma.{Figure 1}{Figure 2}{Figure 3}{Figure 4}

 Acknowledgment



Authors thank chief physician Rui-zhen Hong and attending physician Li-wen Xu from the Deparment of Radiology, The Dingli Clinical Institute of Wenzhou Medical University (Wenzhou Central Hospital), Wenzhou, Zhejiang, PR China, for assistance in the evaluation of CT.