Paratesticular desmoplastic small round cell tumors: A case report and review of the literature

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Abstract

Desmoplastic small round cell tumor (DSCRT) is a rare malignancy most often seen in the abdomen or pelvis of young men. Unfortunately, this disease is usually metastatic at diagnosis and has dismal outcomes. We describe a case of isolated paratesticular DSCRT in a 14-year-old male successfully treated with surgical resection, chemotherapy, and adjuvant radiation, and we present a review of the relevant literature. It appears that isolated, paratesticular DSCRTs have a markedly better outcome than the classic abdominal or pelvic location. We hypothesize that this is due to earlier detection and the relative ease of surgical resection.

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