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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.


    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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