Burned-out in a mixed germ cell tumor of the testis: The problem of pT0. Case report

  • Carlos Miacola | cmiacola@hotmail.it Policlinico di Bari, Divisione Urologia Universitaria I, Bari, Italy.
  • Ottavio Colamonico Policlinico di Bari, Divisione Urologia Universitaria I, Bari, Italy.
  • Carlo Bettocchi Policlinico di Bari, Divisione Urologia Universitaria I, Bari, Italy.
  • Vito Ricapito Policlinico di Bari, Divisione Urologia Universitaria I, Bari, Italy.
  • Silvano Palazzo Policlinico di Bari, Divisione Urologia Universitaria I, Bari, Italy.
  • Marcello Campagna Policlinico di Bari, Divisione Urologia Universitaria I, Bari, Italy.
  • Michele Battaglia Policlinico di Bari, Divisione Urologia Universitaria I, Bari, Italy.
  • Pasquale Martino Policlinico di Bari, Divisione Urologia Universitaria I, Bari, Italy.

Abstract

Germ cell tumors constitute the majority of all testicular tumors, which are relatively rare overall and are mainly encountered in young adults and teenagers. The term ‘burned-out’ germ cell tumor refers to the presence of a metastatic germ cell tumor with histological regression of the primary testicular lesion. Clinical examination of the testes and scrotal sonography is the initial diagnosis of such neoplasms. We report an unusual case of a burned-out testicular tumor with metastases to retroperitoneal lymphnodes in an asymptomatic patient with right testicular hypoechoic nodule associated with multiple calcifications of the testicular parenchyma.

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2014-12-30
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Case Reports - Oncology
Keywords:
Burned-out tumor, Germ cell tumor, Testicular tumor
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Miacola, C., Colamonico, O., Bettocchi, C., Ricapito, V., Palazzo, S., Campagna, M., Battaglia, M., & Martino, P. (2014). Burned-out in a mixed germ cell tumor of the testis: The problem of pT0. Case report. Archivio Italiano Di Urologia E Andrologia, 86(4), 389-390. https://doi.org/10.4081/aiua.2014.4.389