Primary pure carcinoid tumour of the testis: A case report and review of the literature

  • Hideki Takada | htakada@cronos.ocn.ne.jp Department of Nephro-urology, Nagoya City West Medical Center, Japan.
  • Shoichiro Iwatsuki Department of Nephro-urology, Nagoya City West Medical Center, Japan.
  • Yasunori Itoh Department of Nephro-urology, Nagoya City West Medical Center, Japan.
  • Shinya Sato Department of Experimental Pathology and Tumor Biology, Nagoya City University Graduate School of Medical Sciences; Department of Diagnostic Pathology, Nagoya City West Medical Center, Japan.
  • Masa Hayase Department of Nephro-urology, Nagoya City University Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Japan.
  • Takahiro Yasui Department of Nephro-urology, Nagoya City University Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Japan.

Abstract

Primary testicular carcinoid tumours (TCT) are very rare, and a large tumour size and the presence of carcinoid syndrome predict a malignant course. Histologically, it is difficult to differentiate between benign and malignant TCTs. We report a case of a primary pure TCT with an unusual presentation in a 23- year-old man, who had an asymptomatic, enlarged scrotum on the right side for 7 years. On gross examination, the tumour was 9.6 cm in diameter. The Ki-67 labelling index was 19.8%. High inguinal orchidectomy was performed, and 30 months after surgery the patient remains asymptomatic.

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Published
2016-10-05
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Case Reports - Oncology
Keywords:
Primary pure carcinoid tumour, Prognosis, Testicular cancer.
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Takada, H., Iwatsuki, S., Itoh, Y., Sato, S., Hayase, M., & Yasui, T. (2016). Primary pure carcinoid tumour of the testis: A case report and review of the literature. Archivio Italiano Di Urologia E Andrologia, 88(3), 245-246. https://doi.org/10.4081/aiua.2016.3.245