Testicular and testicular adnexa tumors in the elderly - Abstract

Neoplasms in the testis and in the testicular adnexa of elderly patients are completely different from those observed in younger patients.

Indeed, although conventional seminomas and nonseminomas are mainly observed in the age range of 20-45 years, spermatocytic seminoma, malignant Leydig tumors, and lymphomas in the testis and sarcomas in the paratesticular region are encountered in individuals older than 60 years of age. Here, we discuss the testis and paratesticular region neoplasm more commonly diagnosed in elderly men.

Written by:
Gigantino V, La Mantia E, Franco R, Cecere S, Rossetti S, Di Napoli M, Pisano C, Berretta M, Galzerano A, Botti G, Pignata S, Facchini G.   Are you the author?
Pathology Unit, Uro-Gynecologic Oncology Unit, National Cancer Institute, IRCCS - Fondazione 'Giovanni Pascale', Naples; Department of Medical Oncology, National Cancer Institute, CRO, Aviano, Italy; Pathology Unit, 'Hospital Egas Moniz', Lisboa, Portugal.

Reference: Anticancer Drugs. 2012 Oct 10. Epub ahead of print.
doi: 10.1097/CAD.0b013e32835a3598

PubMed Abstract
PMID: 23059385

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