Juvenile xanthogranuloma: An unusual cause of intratesticular mass in childhood

Vivian L. Weiss, John W. Brock, Mariana Morais Cajaiba*

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Juvenile xanthogranuloma (JXG) is a common histiocytic disorder of infancy and early childhood, most frequently presenting with cutaneous lesions. Whereas involvement of several visceral sites is well documented, only 4 cases of primary testicular JXG have been reported. Although this benign disorder typically presents with a favorable clinical outcome, the unusual presentation as an intratesticular lesion can lead to diagnostic challenges. In this study, we present the case of a 6-month-old male child with an incidentally discovered testicular mass that was diagnosed as a JXG and briefly review the existing literature in an attempt to bring awareness to this uncommon presentation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1173-1175
Number of pages3
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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