Extragonadal germ cell tumor: The preoperative urological evaluation

Eugene Fuchs, T. Hatch, A. Seifert

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Abstract

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
Volume137
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1987

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Germ Cell and Embryonal Neoplasms
Choriocarcinoma
Cryptorchidism
Orchiectomy
Testis
Autopsy
Drug Therapy
Neoplasms

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Extragonadal germ cell tumor : The preoperative urological evaluation. / Fuchs, Eugene; Hatch, T.; Seifert, A.

In: Journal of Urology, Vol. 137, No. 5, 1987, p. 993-995.

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Fuchs, E, Hatch, T & Seifert, A 1987, 'Extragonadal germ cell tumor: The preoperative urological evaluation', Journal of Urology, vol. 137, no. 5, pp. 993-995.
Fuchs, Eugene ; Hatch, T. ; Seifert, A. / Extragonadal germ cell tumor : The preoperative urological evaluation. In: Journal of Urology. 1987 ; Vol. 137, No. 5. pp. 993-995.
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