alexa Osteolytic bone destruction resulting from relapse of a testicular tumour 23 years after inguinal orchiectomy and adjuvant chemotherapy: a case report.


Chemotherapy: Open Access

Author(s): Kalaitzis C, Bantis A, Tsakaldimis G, Giannakopoulos S, Sivridis E,

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Abstract INTRODUCTION: Late relapse of a testicular germ cell tumour is an uncommon occurrence. We report a case of osteolytic bone metastasis appearing 23 years after the initial treatment of a metastatic testicular mixed tumour (choriocarcinoma and embryonal carcinoma). This is one of the longest periods of recurrence reported for testicular germ cell tumours. CASE PRESENTATION: A 52-year-old Caucasian man who underwent a right inguinal orchiectomy due to testicular tumour in 1984 presented to our outpatient clinic in a generally bad condition of health and with severe pain of his right hip joint and os ischii caused by osteolytic metastasis. CONCLUSIONS: This case emphasizes the need for a life-long follow-up of patients with primary metastatic testicular cancer.
This article was published in J Med Case Rep and referenced in Chemotherapy: Open Access

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