Testis-sparing surgery in an adult with bilateral synchronous seminomatous tumor

Demir A., Onol F., Eren F., Turkeri L.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF UROLOGY, cilt.11, sa.12, ss.1142-1144, 2004 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 11 Konu: 12
  • Basım Tarihi: 2004
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1111/j.1442-2042.2004.00946.x
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1142-1144


Bilateral synchronous testicular cancer is a rare occurrence and is usually associated with similar histological findings in each testicle. The standard therapy of bilateral testis cancer is generally considered to be orchiectomy. We present a case of synchronous bilateral testicular germ cell tumor treated with testis-sparing surgery. The patient was disease free for 30 months after surgery without local recurrence or distant metastases. Testis-sparing surgery provides a better quality of life and may be considered a safe, feasible alternative in the treatment of carefully selected patients with bilateral testicular germ cell tumor.