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Hematogenous metastasis of nonseminomatous germ cell testicular cancer.

Authors
  • Weems, W L
Type
Published Article
Journal
Urology
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Dec 01, 1985
Volume
26
Issue
6
Pages
583–584
Identifiers
PMID: 3000049
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A case is reported of a twenty-five-year-old man in whom paraplegia developed due to spinal metastasis from a nonseminomatous germ cell tumor immediately after retroperitoneal node dissection in which all nodes were found to be negative. This case emphasizes deficiencies in knowledge concerning the routes of metastasis of testicular tumor and points out that retroperitoneal lymphadenectomy is not an infallible staging procedure in patients with this disease.

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