Juvenile Xanthogranuloma of the Testis
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Juvenile xanthogranuloma of the testis (JXG) is a rare testicular non-Langerhans cell histiocytosis similar to that which occurs much more frequently in childhood as a skin nodule, although it may affect soft tissues and viscera, including the genitourinary tract in the multifocal and systemic forms (Idrees et al. 2017).
It is more frequent in childhood between 2.5 and 13 months. The forms of a single testicular lesion are more frequent than in those associated with manifestations of JXG elsewhere. JXG also occurs in adulthood.
Orchiectomy. Not always, but in some cases where partial orchiectomy has been done, the tumor has relapsed.
Excellent if it is not associated with similar extratesticular lesions.
The enlarged testicle presents a uniform grayish-yellow coloration to the section.
References and Further Reading
- Idrees, M. T., Ulbright, T. M., Oliva, E., Young, R. H., Montironi, R., Egevad, L., Berney, D., Srigley, J. R., Epstein, J. I., Tickoo, S. K., & Members of the International Society of Urological Pathology Testicular Tumour Panel. (2017). The World Health Organization 2016 classification of testicular non-germ cell tumours: A review and update from the International Society of Urological Pathology Testis Consultation Panel. Histopathology, 70, 513–521.CrossRefGoogle Scholar