alexa Metastatic Seminoma Presenting as Enlarging Retroperitoneal Mass in a Patient with Neurofibromatosis I
ISSN: 2165-7920

Journal of Clinical Case Reports
Open Access

OMICS International organises 3000+ Global Conferenceseries Events every year across USA, Europe & Asia with support from 1000 more scientific Societies and Publishes 700+ Open Access Journals which contains over 50000 eminent personalities, reputed scientists as editorial board members.

Open Access Journals gaining more Readers and Citations

700 Journals and 15,000,000 Readers Each Journal is getting 25,000+ Readers

This Readership is 10 times more when compared to other Subscription Journals (Source: Google Analytics)

Case Report

Metastatic Seminoma Presenting as Enlarging Retroperitoneal Mass in a Patient with Neurofibromatosis I

Joseph J LaConti1*, Tae Kon Kim1,4, Elizabeth Whittington2, Nignyuan Ding1, Vy Dinh3, Khushman Moh’d3, Saleem Umar2
and Stefan Glück3
1Department of Internal Medicine, Jackson Memorial Hospital, University of Miami, Miami, FL, USA
2Department of Pathology, Jackson Memorial Hospital, University of Miami, Miami, FL, USA
3Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Miami, FL, USA
4Smilow Cancer Center, Yale University Medical Center, New Haven, CT, USA
Corresponding Author : Joseph J LaConti
Internal Medicine, Jackson Memorial Hospital
Central Building, 600D, 1611 NW 12th St, Miami, FL, 33136, USA
Tel: 732-904-8469
E-mail: [email protected]
Received May 24, 2014; Accepted June 28, 2014; Published June 30, 2014
Citation: LaConti JJ, Kim TK, Whittington E, Ding N, Dinh V, et al. (2014) Metastatic Seminoma Presenting as Enlarging Retroperitoneal Mass in a Patient with Neurofibromatosis I. J Clin Case Rep 4:380. doi:10.4172/2165-7920.1000380
Copyright: © 2014 LaConti JJ, 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.
 

Abstract

Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is a rare genetic disorder where patients develop neurofibromas and have characteristic skin and eye findings. These patients have increased risks for certain types of cancers, especially of neural origin. Testicular cancer is a relatively common type of cancer for younger men, and is considered a very treatable malignancy if identified early. This report describes a patient with NF1 who had an initial chief complaint of back pain. A retroperitoneal mass was identified, but initial pathology report was epithelioid granulomas without necrosis, and was non-diagnostic. After the patient developed deep vein thrombosis as complication of the mass, a repeat biopsy would provide the diagnosis of typical seminoma. A second review by independent pathologists of the primary biopsy sample was also unable to appropriately diagnose the seminoma. This report illustrates how a clear pathological diagnosis can drastically alter the approach to the disease and change the prognosis in a patient with an already rare disorder.

Keywords

Share This Page

Additional Info

Loading
Loading Please wait..
 
Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

Agri, Food, Aqua and Veterinary Science Journals

Dr. Krish

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Clinical and Biochemistry Journals

Datta A

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Business & Management Journals

Ronald

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Chemical Engineering and Chemistry Journals

Gabriel Shaw

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Earth & Environmental Sciences

Katie Wilson

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Engineering Journals

James Franklin

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

General Science and Health care Journals

Andrea Jason

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9043

Genetics and Molecular Biology Journals

Anna Melissa

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9006

Immunology & Microbiology Journals

David Gorantl

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9014

Informatics Journals

Stephanie Skinner

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Material Sciences Journals

Rachle Green

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Mathematics and Physics Journals

Jim Willison

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

Medical Journals

Nimmi Anna

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9038

Neuroscience & Psychology Journals

Nathan T

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9041

Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals

John Behannon

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9007

Social & Political Science Journals

Steve Harry

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

 
© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version
adwords