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J Urol. 1996 Jun;155(6):1943-5.

Teratoma in the orchiectomy specimen and volume of metastasis are predictors of retroperitoneal teratoma in low stage nonseminomatous testis cancer.

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Department of Urology, Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis, USA.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

We determined whether teratomatous elements in the orchiectomy specimen predict for teratoma in the retroperitoneum in patients who have not received chemotherapy.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

We retrospectively reviewed the records of patients with clinical stages A, B and B2 nonseminoma who underwent retroperitoneal lymph node dissection.

RESULTS:

Teratomatous elements in the orchiectomy specimen predict for retroperitoneal teratoma.

CONCLUSIONS:

When deciding on treatment for low stage nonseminoma, the presence or absence of teratoma in the orchiectomy specimen should be considered to minimize double therapy.

PMID:
8618293
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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