Primary carcinoid tumour of the testis: A case-report

  • Letterio D’Arrigo | ldarrigo@alice.it Urology Unit, Cannizzaro Hospital, Catania, Italy.
  • Angela Costa Urology Unit, Cannizzaro Hospital, Catania, Italy.
  • Filippo Fraggetta Pathology Unit, Cannizzaro Hospital, Catania, Italy.
  • Antonio Cacciola Urology Unit, Cannizzaro Hospital, Catania, Italy.
  • Astrid Bonaccorsi Urology Unit, Cannizzaro Hospital, Catania, Italy.
  • Francesco Savoca Urology Unit, Cannizzaro Hospital, Catania, Italy.
  • Francesco Aragona Urology Unit, Cannizzaro Hospital, Catania, Italy.

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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2014-09-30
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Case Reports - Andrology
Keywords:
Testicular neoplasms, Neuroendocrine tumour, Carcinoid
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D’Arrigo, L., Costa, A., Fraggetta, F., Cacciola, A., Bonaccorsi, A., Savoca, F., & Aragona, F. (2014). Primary carcinoid tumour of the testis: A case-report. Archivio Italiano Di Urologia E Andrologia, 86(3), 231-232. https://doi.org/10.4081/aiua.2014.3.231

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