Metastatic testicular Sertoli-cell tumor: Cytopathologic findings on fine-needle aspiration

Joseph D. Kronz, Theresa L. Nicol, Dorothy L. Rosenthal, Syed Z. Ali

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Malignant Sertoli-cell tumors of the testis are exceedingly rare. We present cytopathologic findings in pelvic metastasis of such a tumor in a 45- year-old man, diagnosed on fine-needle aspiration, 2 months after radical orchiectomy. Ultrasound-guided aspirate showed tissue fragments and isolated discohesive tumor cells with characteristics of testicular Sertoli cells. Immunoperoxidase (IPOX) studies and histopathologic correlation with the primary testicular tumor are also presented. Cytopathologic features complimented by IPOX studies should allow an accurate diagnosis of this rare entity, when seen at metastatic sites.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)127-130
Number of pages4
JournalDiagnostic cytopathology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 1998


  • Cytopathology
  • Fine-needle aspiration
  • Metastasis
  • Sertoli-cell tumor of the testis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Histology


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