Korean J Urol.  2006 Mar;47(3):341-343. 10.4111/kju.2006.47.3.341.

Recurrent Cavernous Hemangioma of the Spermatic Cord

  • 1Department of Urology, Wonkwang University School of Medicine, Iksan, Korea. seraph@wonkwang.ac.kr


Neoplasms of the spermatic cord are rare tumors. Especially, the spermatic cord is an extremely unusual site for cavernous hemangioma. We experienced a recurrent cavernous hemangioma in a 12 year-old boy. His chief complaint was recurrent inguinal mass and he was pathologically diagnosed as having a cavernous hemangioma of the spermatic cord. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first Korean report of a recurrent cavernous hemangioma of the spermatic cord.


Cavernous hemangioma; Spermatic cord

MeSH Terms

Hemangioma, Cavernous*
Spermatic Cord*


  • Fig. 1 Ultrasonography of the inguinal region shows a soft tissue mass with hypoechogenecity, which is elongated to the spermatic cord.

  • Fig. 2 Computerized tomography (CT) shows a 3×2cm sized, soft tissue mass (arrow) extended to the lower portion. It shows homogenous density without enhancement.

  • Fig. 3 Microscopically, the mass has dilated, blood-filled vessels that are lined by flattened endothelium (H&E, ×40).


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