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Phaeochromocytoma of the spermatic cord.
  1. I E Young,
  2. I M Nawroz,
  3. R J Aitken
  1. Department of General Surgery, Eastern General Hospital, Edinburgh, UK. I.Young@ed.ac.uk

    Abstract

    Phaeochromocytoma of the spermatic cord is very rare. It can arise anywhere in the distribution of cells of neural crest origin, but 80-90% arise in the adrenal medulla and only 3% are extra-abdominal. A small tumour may be asymptomatic because insufficient catecholamines are secreted to cause haemodynamic disturbance.

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