Testis and epididymis
Spermatic cord tumors
Embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma

Author: Rafael Jimenez, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 25 May 2017, last major update March 2012

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PubMed Search: Embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma spermatic cord

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Definition / general
  • Most common childhood malignant tumor of spermatic cord
  • Peak age is 9 years
  • 80% overall survival
Gross description
  • Fleshy grayish white to pinkish tan mass, 4 - 6 cm and may be mucoid
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Small cells with hyperchromatic nuclei, minimal cytoplasm as well as cells with rims of eosinophilic cytoplasm and spindle cells with cytoplasmic tails and variable cross striations
  • Myxoid or collagenous stroma
Positive stains