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

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

Keywords

Burned-out tumor; Germ cell tumor; Testicular tumor

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