Ultrasound imaging of the testis represents the standard-of-care initial imaging for the diagnosis of TGCT, whereas computed tomography (CT) plays an integral role in the initial accurate disease staging (organ-confined, regional lymph nodes, or sites of distant metastases), in monitoring the response to therapy in patients who initially present with non-confined disease, in planning surgical approaches for residual masses, in conducting follow-up surveillance and in determining the extent of recurrence in patients who relapse after treatment completion. CT imaging has also an important place in diagnosing complications of treatments. The aims of this article are to review these different roles of CT in primary TGCT and focus on different pitfalls that radiologists need to be aware of.
Cancers. 2022 Aug 17*** epublish ***
Thibaut Pierre, Fatine Selhane, Elise Zareski, Camilo Garcia, Karim Fizazi, Yohann Loriot, Anna Patrikidou, Natacha Naoun, Alice Bernard-Tessier, Hervé Baumert, Cédric Lebacle, Pierre Blanchard, Laurence Rocher, Corinne Balleyguier
Department of Radiology, Gustave Roussy, 114 Rue Edouard-Vaillant, 94800 Villejuif, France., Department of Nuclear Medicine, Gustave Roussy, 114 Rue Edouard-Vaillant, 94800 Villejuif, France., School of Medicine, University of Paris-Saclay, Cancer Campus, 94800 Villejuif, France., Department of Oncology, Gustave Roussy, 114 Rue Edouard-Vaillant, 94800 Villejuif, France., Department of Urology, Gustave Roussy, 114 Rue Edouard-Vaillant, 94800 Villejuif, France., Department of Urology, Kremlin Bicêtre Hospital, APHP, 78 Rue du Général Leclerc, 94270 Le Kremlin Bicêtre, France.