Extragonadal germ cell tumor: The preoperative urological evaluation

E. Fuchs, T. Hatch, A. Seifert

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Primary extragonadal germ cell tumors were diagnosed in 4 patients in whom surgical or postmortem examination of the testis failed to reveal germ cell tumor. A fifth patient underwent serial examination with testicular ultrasound without evidence of any abnormalities and he remains free of disease following chemotherapy. Based on our experience and a literature review, it is our opinion that orchiectomy is not indicated unless there is a palpable testicular abnormality, recent change in testicular size or consistency, abnormal testicular ultrasound or history of cryptorchidism, or if the primary tumor is choriocarcinoma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)993-995
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Urology
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes

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  • Urology


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