Testicular embryonal cell carcinoma

Last revised by Henry Knipe on 28 Jun 2020

Testicular embryonal cell carcinoma is a type of non-seminomatous germ cell tumor


Incidence peaks at around 25-30 years.


It may occur as part of a mixed germ cell tumor (more common and may be present as a component in around 80% of mixed germ cell tumors) or very rarely in pure form. It has components of primitive anaplastic-appearing epithelial cells. 

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