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Gaceta Médica Boliviana

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VARGAS-ROCHA, Vladimir Erik; SEGALES-ROJAS, Patricia  y  VARGAS ROCHA, Brian E.. Sclerosing Sertoli cell tumor of the testis. Gac Med Bol [online]. 2021, vol.44, n.2, pp.240-243. ISSN 1012-2966.

Currently, the sclerosing-type Sertoli cell tumor is classified as a variant of the NOS Sertoli cell tumors (without other specification), because it has been shown that both tumors present mutation in the CTNNB1 gene, which encodes the b-catenin (19), the relevance of its identification lies in the fact that this variant is correlated, although in a low percentage, with metastatic potential. A 56-year-old male, with a 7-year evolution, characterized by presenting left testicular pain with a slight increase in consistency in the lower pole of the left testicle, a testicular ultrasound was performed, which revealed a heterogeneous lesion of 2 cm in diameter maximum, dependent on the lower pole of the left testis; Left radical orchiectomy was performed, with histopathological report: testicular sertoli cell tumor. Later, with satisfactory evolution, with complete wound healing, and currently under surveillance, without the need for adjuvant treatment.Knowing their relative rarity and the few reported cases, testicular Sertoli cell tumors remain a relative mystery and today, they continue to be a challenge for diagnosis. With this case, we intend to support the knowledge and promote additional research on these tumors, with the aim of optimizing the diagnosis and providing adequate treatment.

Palabras clave : tumor; sertoli cells; testis.

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