An 81-year-old patient with recent diagnosis of classic testicular seminoma
AbstractAn old patient with recent diagnosis of classic seminoma is reported. The tumor of left testicle was heralded by tenderness about 30 days before medical attention and enlarged testis confirmation. There was antecedent of left testis hypotrophy treated with testosterone and a surgery for varicocele at 15 years of age. Clinical hypothesis of testicular tumor was strengthened by ultrasonography images and elevated tumor markers (lactate dehydrogenase, α-fetoprotein, and β-hCG). Radical orchiectomy was performed and a classic seminoma (pT1pNx) was diagnosed. Active waiting was the first choice for management, but six months later a retroperitoneal mass with lymph node enlargement were found, and he underwent four sessions of carboplatin (AUC 5), bleomycin and etoposide (BEP regimen). Asymptomatic, he was referred to outpatient surveillance on Oncology. Population-based studies about frequency and outcome of early-stage testis seminoma in elderly are scarce. Case studies might contribute to the knowledge about this condition.
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