Giant Seminoma in an Undescended Testis Presenting as a Mass in the Right Iliac Fossa
Awad Ali M Alawad* and Faisal Hassan Younis
Department of Surgery, Prince Sultan Armed Forces Hospital, Al madinah, Saudi Arabia
- *Corresponding Author:
- Awad Ali M Alawad, MD
Department of Surgery
Prince Sultan Armed Forces Hospital
Al madinah, Saudi Arabia
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: June 09, 2015; Accepted Date: August 26, 2015; Published Date: August 29, 2015
Citation: Alawad AAM, Younis FH. Giant Seminoma in an Undescended Testis Presenting as a Mass in the Right Iliac Fossa. Journal of Surgery [Jurnalul de chirurgie]. 2015; 11(3): 111-112 DOI:10.7438/1584-9341-11-3-5
Copyright: © 2015 Alawad AAM, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Seminoma in undescended testes may present as right iliac fossa mass. A seminoma in a 49 year old man with ipsilateral undescended testis is presented and relevant literature is reviewed. A 49 year old male presenting with a right iliac fossa mass was admitted to our hospital and initial diagnostic tests followed by abdominal computerized tomography (CT) were performed. Abdominal CT clearly demonstrated the tumor location. He underwent surgery and the tumor was not operable and biopsy was taken. Pathological diagnosis was consistent with classical seminoma. He was referred to oncology clinic after discharge. Tumors of undescended testis can present as a right iliac fossa mass and clinicians must be aware of their existence.