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Juvenile granulosa cell tumor of the testis: prenatal diagnosis and prescrotal approach

Anna Lavinia Bulotta, Francesco Molinaro, Rossella Angotti*, Francesco Ferrara, Giovanni Di Maggio, Edoardo Bindi and Mario Messina

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Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Reproductive Medicine, University of Siena, Siena, Italy

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Italian Journal of Pediatrics 2012, 38:67  doi:10.1186/1824-7288-38-67

Published: 6 December 2012


Neonatal testicular tumors are rare and should be considered in the differential diagnosis of newborn scrotal masses. Juvenile granulosa cell tumor (JGCT) accounts for about 5% of all prepubertal testis tumors. As a benign neoplasm, radical orchiectomy is sufficient for treatment. We report a case of a newborn with a prenatal diagnosis of scrotal mass. After surgery, the histological diagnosis was juvenile granulosa cell tumor. To date the patient is healthy.

Gonadal sex cord stromal tumor; Orchiectomy; Alpha fetoprotein; Ultrasound; Human chorionic gonadotropin