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Prepubertal-type teratoma in a postpubertal patient: case report and review of literature

Authors
  • Jiang, Donggen1
  • Yang, Xiangwei1
  • Ding, Mengting1
  • Liao, Guolong1
  • Zhu, Junfeng2
  • Wang, Xianxiang3
  • Pang, Jun1
  • Li, Jun1
  • 1 Department of Urology, The Seventh Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-Sen University, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
  • 2 Department of Pathology, The Seventh Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-Sen University, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
  • 3 Department of Ultrasound, The Seventh Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-Sen University, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
Type
Published Article
Journal
International journal of clinical and experimental pathology
Publication Date
Sep 01, 2020
Volume
13
Issue
9
Pages
2407–2411
Identifiers
PMID: 33042352
PMCID: PMC7539878
Source
PubMed Central
Keywords
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Abstract

Prepubertal-type teratomas are rare, especially in postpubertal patients. We present a case of a 43-year-old man with a palpable painless mass in the left-sided testis discovered by accident. Scrotal ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging revealed a 2.7×2.0 cm mass inside the left testis, and malignancy could not be excluded, though classical serum tumor makers were within normal limits. Radical testicular resection was then conducted, and the pathologic report proved the mass to be a testicular epidermoid cyst, a rare form of prepubertal-type teratoma. Relevant published literature is also reviewed in our text.

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