One of the established risk factors of testicular tumor is undescending testis affected by environmental and genetic factors. We report a case of testicular tumor associated with a history of contralateral undescended testis in a patient of Taleghani hospital in the year 2003. A 38-year-old man visited the hospital complaining of painless swelling of the left scrotal contents. Right orchiectomy had been performed folowing the diagnosis of undescending testis, eight years earlier. He had a firm mass with 10cm6 cm in the left scrotum and lab tests revealed high alpha-fetoprotein. Left radical inguinal orchiectomy was performed and the pathological diagnosis of the tumor was germ cell tumor, Teratocarcinoma. Previous pathologic report of undescending testis was atrophic testis. In conclusion, considering the higher risk of development of testicular cancer in both gonads in patients with undescending testis, long term follow up is recommended.

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Testicular Tumor Associated With A History Of Contralateral Undescended Testis: A Case Report

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MT Salehian 1 , * , A Shaghaghi 2 , M Malek 2

1 Taleghani Hospital, Shaheed Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, [email protected], Iran

2 Taleghani Hospital, Shaheed Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Iran

How to Cite: Salehian M, Shaghaghi A, Malek M. Testicular Tumor Associated With A History Of Contralateral Undescended Testis: A Case Report, Int J Endocrinol Metab. Online ahead of Print ; 3(4):199-201.

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International Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism: 3 (4); 199-201
Article Type: Case Report
Received: April 14, 2005
Accepted: November 13, 2005
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Abstract

One of the established risk factors of testicular tumor is undescending testis affected by environmental and genetic factors. We report a case of testicular tumor associated with a history of contralateral undescended testis in a patient of Taleghani hospital in the year 2003. A 38-year-old man visited the hospital complaining of painless swelling of the left scrotal contents. Right orchiectomy had been performed folowing the diagnosis of undescending testis, eight years earlier. He had a firm mass with 10cm6 cm in the left scrotum and lab tests revealed high alpha-fetoprotein. Left radical inguinal orchiectomy was performed and the pathological diagnosis of the tumor was germ cell tumor, Teratocarcinoma. Previous pathologic report of undescending testis was atrophic testis. In conclusion, considering the higher risk of development of testicular cancer in both gonads in patients with undescending testis, long term follow up is recommended.

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