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Rev Urol. 2004 Winter;6(1):11-8.

Prepubertal testis tumors.


Because prepubertal testis tumors are rare, their management has historically been based on experience with the more common adult testis tumors. However, recent studies highlighting the natural history of these tumors and their response to therapy have resulted in a modern management algorithm that optimizes testicular preservation and minimizes the morbidity of adjuvant therapies. Many prepubertal testis tumors are benign and can be managed with testis-sparing tumor excision. Localized malignant tumors (yolk sac tumors) may be managed with excision alone. Recurrent tumors and metastatic disease can almost always be treated successfully with platinum-based chemotherapy.


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