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


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

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF UROLOGY, vol.11, no.12, pp.1142-1144, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1442-2042.2004.00946.x
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF UROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1142-1144

Abstract

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.