International Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology

International Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology ISSN 2326-7291 Vol. 9 (7), pp. 001-003, July, 2020.© International Scholars Journals

Case Report

Testicular embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma: A case report

Agabus N. Manasseh1, Godwins O. Echejoh1*, Olugbenga A. Silas1, Matthew N. Tanko2, Shola K. Jegede1 and Barnabas M. Mandong1

1Department of Pathology, Jos University Teaching Hospital, P. M. B. 2076 Jos, Plateau State 930001, Nigeria.

2Department of Pathology, University of Botswana, P. M. B. 0022, Gaborone, Botswana.

Accepted 14 October, 2019

Abstract

Rhabdomyosarcoma is one of the most frequent soft tissue sarcomas in children. It is found mostly in children, primarily infants, toddlers, and pre-school pupils. However, pure testicular rhabdomyosarcoma is a very rare tumor and few cases have been reported in literature. The tumor usually presents as a painless testicular enlargement with early dissemination via the blood stream and lymphatics. The origin of this tumor is presumed to be from overgrowth of a sarcomatous area of the teratoma. Here, we present a case of testicular rhabdomyosarcoma in a 15-year-old student with a fatal outcome during chemotherapy. This is actually the first case of pure testicular rhabdomyosarcoma diagnosed in this centre after over 10 years.

Key words: Rhabdomyosarcoma, testicular, orchidectomy, chemotherapy.