Primary carcinoid tumour of the testis: A case-report

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Letterio D’Arrigo *
Angela Costa
Filippo Fraggetta
Antonio Cacciola
Astrid Bonaccorsi
Francesco Savoca
Francesco Aragona
(*) Corresponding Author:
Letterio D’Arrigo | ldarrigo@alice.it

Abstract

Testicular carcinoid tumours (TCT) account for less than 1% of all testicular neoplasms. A 17-year-old male underwent radical orchiectomy for a painful indurated and increased in size right testicle; a mixed echogenic mass, with a central homogeneous area surrounded by a hypoechoic edge with calcifications was found at ultreasound with increased vascularity at color Doppler examination. Biochemical markers were within normal limits. These symptoms are not specific and the majority of TCT are only diagnosed on histopathology. Patients should undergo long-term biochemical and radiological follow-up given potential for delayed metastases, in one case 17 years after primary treatment.

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