Post-orchidectomy retroperitoneal seminoma: A case report - Abstract

Between 2 and 5% of malignant germ cell tumors in males arise at extragonadal sites.

The origin of extragonadal retroperitoneal germ cell tumors remains controversial. Whether these develop primarily in the retroperitoneum or are metastases of a primary testicular tumor has long been debated. We report a 38-year-old male who presented with abdominal pain and was diagnosed with retroperitoneal seminoma. The patient gave a history of having undergone a right orchidectomy for an undescended testis via the inguinal route 10 years previously with a reported histology of benign inflammatory mass.

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CagliĆ  P, Tracia A, Condorelli RA, Calogero AE, Vicari E, Veroux M, Amodeo C, Duca Y, Tracia L, Arcoria AF, Nicoletti C, MongioƬ L, LA Vignera S.   Are you the author?
Departments of Surgical Sciences, Organ Transplantation and Advanced Technologies.

Reference: Oncol Lett. 2013 Apr;5(4):1240-1242.
doi: 10.3892/ol.2013.1152

PubMed Abstract
PMID: 23599771 Testicular Cancer Section