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Treatment of malignant tumors of the spermatic cord: a study of 10 cases and a review of the literature.

The Journal of Urology (Impact Factor: 3.75). 12/1981; 126(5):611-4.
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ABSTRACT Ten patients with sarcoma of the spermatic cord were treated at our hospital between 1940 and 1977. Although there are 191 reported cases in the literature controversy remains concerning optimal treatment. In our series of 10 patients 5 of 7 (71 per cent) followed for more than 5 years postoperatively have suffered local recurrence. Thus, we believe that this treatment is inadequate and recommend postoperative radiation therapy to the scrotum and pelvis. Of our patients 2 suffered recurrence in the retroperitoneal lymphatics and we favor dissection of these nodes as part of the initial treatment.

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