Metastatic mixed germ cell tumour of the testicle

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle


GP referral. Right testicular pain. Cause?

Patient Data

Age: 45 years
Gender: Male

Well defined irregular 2cm solid mass with avid Doppler flow in the lower pole of the right testicle.

No hydrocele.

Normal left testicle.

Round 3cm necrotic aortocaval lymph node.

2cm heterogeneous mass in the lower pole of the right testicle.

No solid organ metastases.

Serum tumour markers were undertaken after the ultrasound report:

  • LDH:  221 u/L
  • AFP:  520.9 ng/Ml
  • hCG: 1766.0 IU/L

All elevated.

Case Discussion

A case of metastatic testicular germ cell tumour. A right orchidectomy was performed. The histological report for the specimen was of a mixed non-seminomatous germ cell tumour.

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Case information

rID: 55361
Case created: 31st Aug 2017
Last edited: 11th Sep 2017
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