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1. Shoji S, Shima M, Usui Y, Nagata Y, Uchida T, Terachi T: [A case report: simultaneous bilateral testicular tumors with different cell types--complete response after combination chemotherapy of cisplatin and irrinotecan hydrochloride--]. Hinyokika Kiyo; 2006 Apr;52(4):303-6
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  • [Title] [A case report: simultaneous bilateral testicular tumors with different cell types--complete response after combination chemotherapy of cisplatin and irrinotecan hydrochloride--].
  • On examination, the patient was found to have bilateral testicular tumors with jugular chain lymph node and para-aortic lymph node metastasis.
  • Histopathological examination of the excised tumors revealed seminoma, embryonal carcinoma, yolk sac tumor and immature teratoma in the right testis and seminoma in the left testis.
  • The patient was treated postoperatively with two courses of BEP (bleomycin, etoposide, cisplatin) therapy and two courses of EP (etoposide, cisplatinum) therapy.
  • The patient had lung metastasis during the follow-up period and we treated him with salvage combination chemotherapy of cisplatin and irinotecan hydrochloride (CPT-11).
  • After the third course of cisplatin and CPT-11 chemotherapy the lung metastasis disappeared and we performed retroperitoneal lymph node dissection.
  • [MeSH-major] Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / therapeutic use. Endodermal Sinus Tumor / drug therapy. Neoplasms, Multiple Primary. Salvage Therapy. Seminoma / drug therapy. Testicular Neoplasms / drug therapy
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Camptothecin / administration & dosage. Camptothecin / analogs & derivatives. Cisplatin / administration & dosage. Combined Modality Therapy. Drug Administration Schedule. Humans. Lung Neoplasms / secondary. Lymph Node Excision. Lymph Nodes / pathology. Lymphatic Metastasis. Male. Remission Induction

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  • (PMID = 16686361.001).
  • [ISSN] 0018-1994
  • [Journal-full-title] Hinyokika kiyo. Acta urologica Japonica
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Hinyokika Kiyo
  • [Language] jpn
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; English Abstract; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Japan
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 7673326042 / irinotecan; Q20Q21Q62J / Cisplatin; XT3Z54Z28A / Camptothecin
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2. Saito M, Shimoda N, Terai Y, Akihama S, Iinuma M, Mitsumori K, Ohyama C, Satoh S, Sato K, Habuchi T, Kato T: [A case of organ sparing surgery for metachronous bilateral testicular tumor with maintaining testicular function]. Nihon Hinyokika Gakkai Zasshi; 2004 Mar;95(3):621-5
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  • [Title] [A case of organ sparing surgery for metachronous bilateral testicular tumor with maintaining testicular function].
  • A 28-year-old man, who had undergone right orchiectomy and prophylactic irradiation for stage I seminoma 6 years ago, developed left testicular tumor.
  • Since the secondary tumor was localized in the lower pole of the testis, partial orchiectomy was performed with an attempt to preserve the testicular function.
  • The pathological finding of the surgical specimen was a mixed type testicular tumor consisting of seminoma, embryonal carcinoma and teratoma elements.
  • Postoperative chemotherapy with 3 courses of BEP regimen resulted in azoospermia, but the impaired spermatogenesis recovered to a normal range within 18 months with no evidence of tumor recurrence and his wife delivered a healthy baby 2 years later.
  • For the synchronous or metachronous bilateral testicular tumors, the combination of organ sparing surgery and chemotherapy could be a treatment of choice.
  • [MeSH-major] Carcinoma, Embryonal / surgery. Fertility. Neoplasms, Second Primary. Orchiectomy / methods. Seminoma / surgery. Teratoma / surgery. Testicular Neoplasms / surgery
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / administration & dosage. Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / adverse effects. Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / therapeutic use. Bleomycin / administration & dosage. Bleomycin / adverse effects. Cisplatin / administration & dosage. Cisplatin / adverse effects. Combined Modality Therapy. Etoposide / administration & dosage. Etoposide / adverse effects. Humans. Male. Oligospermia / chemically induced. Testis / physiology. Testis / physiopathology. Treatment Outcome

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  • (PMID = 15103926.001).
  • [ISSN] 0021-5287
  • [Journal-full-title] Nihon Hinyōkika Gakkai zasshi. The japanese journal of urology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Nippon Hinyokika Gakkai Zasshi
  • [Language] jpn
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; English Abstract; Journal Article; Review
  • [Publication-country] Japan
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 11056-06-7 / Bleomycin; 6PLQ3CP4P3 / Etoposide; Q20Q21Q62J / Cisplatin; BEP protocol
  • [Number-of-references] 20
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3. Funahashi M, Tuchiya F, Makiyama K, Sugiura S, Miyoshi Y, Kishida T, Ogawa T, Uemura H, Yao M, Kubota Y: [Two cases of testicular tumors with high alpha-fetoprotein levels: a case report]. Hinyokika Kiyo; 2005 Feb;51(2):133-7
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  • [Title] [Two cases of testicular tumors with high alpha-fetoprotein levels: a case report].
  • Two patients with testicular tumors whose serum alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) persisted to show an abnormally high concentration are reported.
  • Case 1 : A 42-year-old male who had been suffering from chronic hepatitis, underwent left high orchiectomy for a left testicular tumor in 1998.
  • Diagnosis was an authentic stage I seminoma.
  • In 2002, chemotherapy was performed for a metastatic seminoma revealed as a solitary mass in the mediastinum by radiographic studies, and histologically confirmed to be a metastatic seminoma.
  • Case 2: In 2002, a 30-year-old male underwent left high orchiectomy for a left testicular tumor, and histological examination revealed seminoma, immature and mature teratoma, embryonal carcinoma.
  • After 2 courses of chemotherapy, the serum AFP remained at an abnormally high concentration.
  • [MeSH-major] Biomarkers, Tumor / blood. Carcinoma, Embryonal / diagnosis. Neoplasms, Multiple Primary / diagnosis. Seminoma / diagnosis. Teratoma / diagnosis. Testicular Neoplasms / diagnosis. alpha-Fetoproteins / analysis
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / therapeutic use. Chemotherapy, Adjuvant. Disease-Free Survival. Follow-Up Studies. Humans. Male. Mediastinal Neoplasms / drug therapy. Mediastinal Neoplasms / secondary. Orchiectomy

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  • (PMID = 15773370.001).
  • [ISSN] 0018-1994
  • [Journal-full-title] Hinyokika kiyo. Acta urologica Japonica
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Hinyokika Kiyo
  • [Language] jpn
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; English Abstract; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Japan
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Biomarkers, Tumor; 0 / alpha-Fetoproteins
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4. Kita M, Sasaki Y, Okuyama M, Saga Y, Hashimoto H, Kaneko S, Yachiku S, Tokumitsu M, Inada F, Ishida H: [Pulmonary rhabdomyosarcoma generated during treatment of testicular tumor]. Nihon Hinyokika Gakkai Zasshi; 2003 Nov;94(7):696-700
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  • [Title] [Pulmonary rhabdomyosarcoma generated during treatment of testicular tumor].
  • He had undergone right high orchiectomy, chemotherapy with four courses of PEB regimen (cisplatin, etoposide, bleomycin) and retroperitoneal lymph node dissection the previous year.
  • The pathological findings showed mixed germ cell tumor (seminoma, yolk sac tumor, embryonal carcinoma) in the testis and mature teratoma in the draining lymph node.
  • Two courses of salvage chemotherapy using a VIP regimen (etoposide, ifosfamide, cisplatin) were performed after diagnosis of pulmonary metastases, but had no affect on tumor size.
  • The operation was followed by three courses of CYVADIC (cyclophosphamide, vincristine, adriamycin, dacarbazin) chemotherapy and oral cyclophosphamide, as a small residual tumor was suspected.
  • [MeSH-major] Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / therapeutic use. Lung Neoplasms / secondary. Rhabdomyosarcoma / secondary. Testicular Neoplasms / therapy
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Carcinoma, Embryonal / pathology. Carcinoma, Embryonal / therapy. Cisplatin / administration & dosage. Combined Modality Therapy. Cyclophosphamide / administration & dosage. Dacarbazine / administration & dosage. Doxorubicin / administration & dosage. Drug Administration Schedule. Endodermal Sinus Tumor / pathology. Endodermal Sinus Tumor / therapy. Etoposide / administration & dosage. Humans. Ifosfamide / administration & dosage. Lymph Node Excision. Male. Orchiectomy. Pneumonectomy. Seminoma / pathology. Seminoma / therapy. Vincristine / administration & dosage

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  • (PMID = 14672002.001).
  • [ISSN] 0021-5287
  • [Journal-full-title] Nihon Hinyōkika Gakkai zasshi. The japanese journal of urology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Nippon Hinyokika Gakkai Zasshi
  • [Language] jpn
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; English Abstract; Journal Article; Review
  • [Publication-country] Japan
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 5J49Q6B70F / Vincristine; 6PLQ3CP4P3 / Etoposide; 7GR28W0FJI / Dacarbazine; 80168379AG / Doxorubicin; 8N3DW7272P / Cyclophosphamide; Q20Q21Q62J / Cisplatin; UM20QQM95Y / Ifosfamide; CYVADIC protocol; ICE protocol 1
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5. Minamide M, Hosoi I, Yanagi S: [CA19-9-producing testicular tumor: a case report]. Hinyokika Kiyo; 2000 Jan;46(1):45-7
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  • [Title] [CA19-9-producing testicular tumor: a case report].
  • A rare case of CA19-9-producing testicular tumor is reported.
  • Ultrasonography and computed tomography demonstrated a right testicular tumor with right lung metastasis and aortocaval lymph node metastasis.
  • The histopathological diagnosis was mixed type of teratoma, yolk sac tumor, embryonal carcinoma and seminoma.
  • Immuno-histochemical analysis showed CA19-9 to be expressed in the cancer cells.
  • After 5 courses of combination chemotherapy, the operation for right lung metastasis was performed.
  • [MeSH-major] Biomarkers, Tumor / analysis. CA-19-9 Antigen / analysis. Carcinoma, Embryonal / diagnosis. Endodermal Sinus Tumor / diagnosis. Neoplasms, Multiple Primary. Seminoma / diagnosis. Teratoma / diagnosis. Testicular Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / therapeutic use. Bleomycin / administration & dosage. Chemotherapy, Adjuvant. Cisplatin / administration & dosage. Humans. Male. Orchiectomy. Treatment Outcome. Vinblastine / administration & dosage

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  • (PMID = 10723665.001).
  • [ISSN] 0018-1994
  • [Journal-full-title] Hinyokika kiyo. Acta urologica Japonica
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Hinyokika Kiyo
  • [Language] jpn
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; English Abstract; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] JAPAN
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Biomarkers, Tumor; 0 / CA-19-9 Antigen; 11056-06-7 / Bleomycin; 5V9KLZ54CY / Vinblastine; Q20Q21Q62J / Cisplatin; PVB protocol
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6. Matveev VB, Volkova MI, Cherniev VA, Figurin KM, Mitin AV: [Retroperitoneal lymphadenectomy in disseminated non-seminoma germinogenic testicular tumors after chemotherapy in patients with elevated serum tumor markers]. Urologiia; 2010 May-Jun;(3):41-7
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  • [Title] [Retroperitoneal lymphadenectomy in disseminated non-seminoma germinogenic testicular tumors after chemotherapy in patients with elevated serum tumor markers].
  • Postchemotherapy retroperitoneal lymph node dissection (RLND) was performed in 70 testicular non-seminoma patients with elevated serum tumor markers (age median 27.0 +/- 8.1 years) from 1983 to 2008.
  • The prognostic group was not identified in 24 (34.3%) cases which started treatment in other hospitals.
  • All the patients received induction cisplatin-based chemotherapy following orchidectomy (first-line--24 (34.3%), second-line--46 (65.7%) which resulted in tumor shrinkage < 50% in 7 (10.0%), 51-90% in 23 (32.9%), > 90%--in 2 (2.9%) cases.
  • CT scan revealed residual retroperitoneal masses after chemotherapy in all the patients: < 2 cm--5 (7.1%), 2-5 cm--25 (35.7%), > 5 cm--40 (57.1%).
  • Further chemotherapy was not perspective in all 70 patients who further underwent retroperitoneal lymph node dissection (RLND).
  • Postoperative chemotherapy was given to 27 (38.6%) cases.
  • Complications developed in 12.9% (9/70) patients.
  • Histology revealed necrosis in 20 (28.6%), teratoma--in 26 (37.1%), cancer--in 24 (34.3%) specimens.
  • Prognostic factors for cancer in retroperitoneal pathology were the following: S > S1 (p = 0.013), intermediate or poor prognosis group IGCCCG (p = 0.014), absence of embryonal carcinoma (p = 0.003), the presence of choriocarcinoma in the testicular tumor (p = 0.028), second-line chemotherapy (p = 0.001), residual mass > 2 cm (p = 0.006).
  • Univariate analysis revealed an adverse impact on progressive-free survival of category S > S1 (p = 0.015), intermediate or poor prognostic group IGCCCG (p = 0.01), the presence of embryonal carcinoma (p = 0.020) and the absence of choriocarcinoma in the testicular tumor (p = 0.029), tumor shrinkage < 50% (p < 0.0001), incomplete RLND (p = 0.012), an incomplete effect of the combined treatment (p < 0.0001), cancer in the residual mass (p < 0.0001).
  • The multivariate analysis proved predictive value of an incomplete effect of the combined treatment (p < 0.0001).
  • Thus, selected testicular non-seminoma patients with elevated serum tumor markers are curable with surgery.
  • The best candidates for RLND in this group are patients without a tumor markers level increase during chemotherapy, with S1 category, good IGCCCG prognosis, tumor shrinkage > 50% and potentially respectable residual disease.
  • [MeSH-major] Biomarkers, Tumor / blood. Germinoma. Lymph Node Excision. Testicular Neoplasms

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  • (PMID = 20734877.001).
  • [ISSN] 1728-2985
  • [Journal-full-title] Urologii︠a︡ (Moscow, Russia : 1999)
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Urologiia
  • [Language] rus
  • [Publication-type] English Abstract; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Russia (Federation)
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Antineoplastic Agents; 0 / Biomarkers, Tumor; Q20Q21Q62J / Cisplatin
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7. Dimov ND, Zynger DL, Luan C, Kozlowski JM, Yang XJ: Topoisomerase II alpha expression in testicular germ cell tumors. Urology; 2007 May;69(5):955-61
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  • [Title] Topoisomerase II alpha expression in testicular germ cell tumors.
  • OBJECTIVES: Inhibitors of topoisomerase II alpha (TopoIIalpha), an enzyme with a crucial role in DNA maintenance, are included in the chemotherapy protocols for testicular germ cell tumors (GCTs).
  • Despite the success of current chemotherapy regimens, a significant number of patients experience relapse.
  • We analyzed TopoIIalpha expression in primary and metastatic testicular GCTs because this enzyme is a target for some antineoplastic agents.
  • METHODS: Primary GCT specimens from 109 patients, including 57 seminomas and 52 mixed GCTs (41 embryonal carcinomas, 23 yolk sac tumors, 19 seminomas, 8 choriocarcinomas, 17 teratomas with immature elements, and 16 teratomas with mature elements), were obtained from our archives.
  • The metastatic lesions from 11 of the patients with mixed GCTs included seven teratomas with mature components, five embryonal carcinomas, one yolk sac tumor, one choriocarcinoma, and one teratoma with immature components.
  • RESULTS: Most embryonal carcinoma (100%), yolk sac tumor (95%), seminoma (88%), and choriocarcinoma (62%) components of the GCTs were TopoIIalpha immunoreactive.
  • None of the teratoma specimens with mature elements expressed TopoIIalpha.
  • CONCLUSIONS: The results of our study have shown that TopoIIalpha is expressed in most seminomas, embryonal carcinomas, yolk sac tumors, and choriocarcinomas, suggesting a possible mechanism of sensitivity of these components to TopoIIalpha inhibitors.
  • These findings imply that the variable chemoresponsiveness of testicular GCTs could have an underlying molecular basis.
  • [MeSH-major] Antigens, Neoplasm / metabolism. Biomarkers, Tumor / analysis. DNA Topoisomerases, Type II / metabolism. DNA-Binding Proteins / antagonists & inhibitors. DNA-Binding Proteins / metabolism. Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal / enzymology. Testicular Neoplasms / enzymology. Topoisomerase II Inhibitors
  • [MeSH-minor] Adolescent. Adult. Biopsy, Needle. Carcinoma, Embryonal / drug therapy. Carcinoma, Embryonal / enzymology. Carcinoma, Embryonal / pathology. Choriocarcinoma / drug therapy. Choriocarcinoma / enzymology. Choriocarcinoma / pathology. Endodermal Sinus Tumor / drug therapy. Endodermal Sinus Tumor / enzymology. Endodermal Sinus Tumor / pathology. Gene Expression Regulation, Neoplastic. Humans. Immunohistochemistry. Male. Middle Aged. Prognosis. Sampling Studies. Seminoma / drug therapy. Seminoma / enzymology. Seminoma / pathology. Sensitivity and Specificity. Teratoma / drug therapy. Teratoma / enzymology. Teratoma / pathology. Treatment Outcome

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  • (PMID = 17482942.001).
  • [ISSN] 1527-9995
  • [Journal-full-title] Urology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Urology
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Antigens, Neoplasm; 0 / Biomarkers, Tumor; 0 / DNA-Binding Proteins; 0 / Topoisomerase II Inhibitors; EC 5.99.1.3 / DNA Topoisomerases, Type II; EC 5.99.1.3 / DNA topoisomerase II alpha
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8. Amato RJ, Ro JY, Ayala AG, Swanson DA: Risk-adapted treatment for patients with clinical stage I nonseminomatous germ cell tumor of the testis. Urology; 2004 Jan;63(1):144-8; discussion 148-9
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  • [Title] Risk-adapted treatment for patients with clinical stage I nonseminomatous germ cell tumor of the testis.
  • OBJECTIVES: To evaluate whether two courses of chemotherapy after orchiectomy in patients with clinical Stage I nonseminomatous germ cell testicular tumor at high risk of relapse will spare patients additional chemotherapy or surgery.
  • METHODS: High-risk patients had one or more of the following: preorchiectomy alpha-fetoprotein level of 80 ng/dL or greater, 80% embryonal cell carcinoma or greater, or vessel invasion in the primary tumor.
  • Low-risk patients had none of these factors or had 50% teratoma or more without vessel invasion.
  • High-risk patients were offered two 21-day courses of outpatient chemotherapy consisting of carboplatin, etoposide, and bleomycin.
  • Low-risk patients and high-risk patients not receiving chemotherapy were observed.
  • All but eight of the high-risk patients received chemotherapy.
  • No patient who underwent chemotherapy developed relapse, although 1 patient with normal biomarkers and a late-appearing mass underwent retroperitoneal lymphadenectomy for mature teratoma.
  • Two of the 23 low-risk patients had disease relapse; both successfully underwent chemotherapy.
  • The nonhematologic toxicity was mild in patients receiving chemotherapy, and no patient required hospitalization.
  • CONCLUSIONS: Two courses of postorchiectomy adjuvant chemotherapy were safe and well tolerated and markedly decreased the relapse rate in high-risk patients with clinical Stage I nonseminomatous germ cell testicular tumor without additional surgery or more protracted chemotherapy.
  • [MeSH-major] Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / therapeutic use. Chemotherapy, Adjuvant. Germinoma / drug therapy. Orchiectomy. Testicular Neoplasms / drug therapy
  • [MeSH-minor] Biomarkers, Tumor / blood. Bleomycin / administration & dosage. Carboplatin / administration & dosage. Carcinoma, Embryonal / drug therapy. Carcinoma, Embryonal / pathology. Carcinoma, Embryonal / surgery. Combined Modality Therapy. Disease-Free Survival. Drug Administration Schedule. Etoposide / administration & dosage. Humans. Lymph Node Excision. Male. Neoplasm Invasiveness. Neoplasm Proteins / analysis. Neoplasm Staging. Neoplasms, Multiple Primary / drug therapy. Neoplasms, Multiple Primary / pathology. Neoplasms, Multiple Primary / surgery. Neoplasms, Second Primary / drug therapy. Neoplasms, Second Primary / pathology. Neoplasms, Second Primary / surgery. Prognosis. Risk Factors. Seminoma / drug therapy. Seminoma / pathology. Seminoma / surgery. Teratoma / drug therapy. Teratoma / pathology. Teratoma / surgery. Treatment Outcome. alpha-Fetoproteins / analysis

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  • (PMID = 14751368.001).
  • [ISSN] 1527-9995
  • [Journal-full-title] Urology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Urology
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Comparative Study; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Biomarkers, Tumor; 0 / Neoplasm Proteins; 0 / alpha-Fetoproteins; 11056-06-7 / Bleomycin; 6PLQ3CP4P3 / Etoposide; BG3F62OND5 / Carboplatin
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9. Michael H, Lucia J, Foster RS, Ulbright TM: The pathology of late recurrence of testicular germ cell tumors. Am J Surg Pathol; 2000 Feb;24(2):257-73
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  • [Title] The pathology of late recurrence of testicular germ cell tumors.
  • A total of 91 men had histologically documented late recurrences of testicular germ cell tumors characterized by a complete response to treatment with a subsequent disease-free interval of at least 2 years and no evidence of a second primary lesion.
  • Ninety percent of the patients for whom information was available received chemotherapy shortly after their initial diagnosis of testicular germ cell tumors; most of the other patients were known to have stage I disease initially.
  • Overall, 60% of patients had teratoma in their late recurrences, including 20 patients (22%) in whom teratoma was the only element.
  • Thus, teratoma was the most common type of neoplasm in late recurrences.
  • Excluding teratoma coexisting with other types of neoplasms, yolk sac tumor was the most frequent type of tumor in patients with late recurrence.
  • It occurred in 47% of patients, either alone or with teratoma, another nonteratomatous germ cell tumor type, or a "nongerm cell malignant tumor."
  • Unusual types of yolk sac tumor, including glandular, parietal, clear cell, and pleomorphic patterns, were seen frequently in late recurrences and often raised differential diagnostic problems with "nongerm cell" carcinomas.
  • A smaller number of late recurrences consisted of other types of neoplasms.
  • Most of these nonteratomatous germ cell tumors other than yolk sac tumor were embryonal carcinoma, although rarely seminoma and choriocarcinoma were encountered.
  • "Nongerm cell malignant tumors," including both sarcomas and carcinomas of various types, occurred in 23% of late-recurrence patients, either alone or with a nonteratomatous germ cell tumor.
  • Patients whose late recurrences consisted of teratoma only had the most favorable outcomes, with 79% having no evidence of disease at last follow-up.
  • Patients whose late recurrences consisted of pure "nongerm cell malignant tumor" or pure germ cell tumor (yolk sac tumor or other types) had a much worse prognosis: Only 36% to 37% were alive with no evidence of disease.
  • Patients with two different types of nonteratomatous malignancies in their late recurrences had a dismal clinical course: Only 17% with both yolk sac tumor and other nonteratomatous germ cell tumor had no evidence of disease, whereas no patient with both nonteratomatous germ cell tumor and "nongerm cell malignant tumor" was disease free.
  • Late recurrences consisting of teratoma alone often have a favorable outcome, but the prognosis in all other patients is poor.
  • Furthermore, late recurrence is not likely to respond to chemotherapy and is best treated by surgical excision when possible.
  • [MeSH-major] Germinoma / pathology. Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / pathology. Testicular Neoplasms / pathology
  • [MeSH-minor] Adolescent. Adult. Carcinoma, Embryonal / complications. Carcinoma, Embryonal / pathology. Carcinoma, Embryonal / therapy. Choriocarcinoma / complications. Choriocarcinoma / pathology. Choriocarcinoma / therapy. Endodermal Sinus Tumor / complications. Endodermal Sinus Tumor / pathology. Endodermal Sinus Tumor / therapy. Fluorescent Antibody Technique, Direct. Humans. Male. Neoplasm Staging. Neoplasms, Second Primary / pathology. Neoplasms, Second Primary / therapy. Sarcoma / complications. Sarcoma / pathology. Sarcoma / therapy. Seminoma / complications. Seminoma / pathology. Seminoma / therapy. Teratoma / complications. Teratoma / pathology. Teratoma / therapy

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  • (PMID = 10680894.001).
  • [ISSN] 0147-5185
  • [Journal-full-title] The American journal of surgical pathology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Am. J. Surg. Pathol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] UNITED STATES
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10. van de Geijn GJ, Hersmus R, Looijenga LH: Recent developments in testicular germ cell tumor research. Birth Defects Res C Embryo Today; 2009 Mar;87(1):96-113
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  • [Title] Recent developments in testicular germ cell tumor research.
  • Testicular germ cell tumors of adolescents and adults (TGCTs; the so-called type II variant) are the most frequent malignancies found in Caucasian males between 20 and 40 years of age.
  • TGCTs are divided into seminomas and nonseminomas, the latter consisting of the subgroups embryonal carcinoma, yolk-sac tumor, teratoma, and choriocarcinoma.
  • The pathogenesis starts in utero, involving primordial germ cells/gonocytes that are blocked in their differentiation, and develops via the precursor lesion carcinoma in situ toward invasiveness.
  • Seminoma represents the germ cell lineage, and embryonal carcinoma is the undifferentiated component, being the stem cell population of the nonseminomas.
  • Somatic differentiation is seen in the teratomas (all lineages), whereas yolk-sac tumors and choriocarcinoma represent extra-embryonal differentiation.
  • Seminomas are highly sensitive to irradiation and (DNA damaging) chemotherapy, whereas most nonseminomatous elements are less susceptible to radiation, although still sensitive to chemotherapy, with the exception of teratoma.
  • [MeSH-major] Biomarkers, Tumor / metabolism. Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal / metabolism. Seminoma / metabolism. Testicular Neoplasms / metabolism

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  • [ISSN] 1542-9768
  • [Journal-full-title] Birth defects research. Part C, Embryo today : reviews
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Birth Defects Res. C Embryo Today
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Biomarkers, Tumor; 0 / MicroRNAs
  • [Number-of-references] 235
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11. Melchior D, Müller SC, Albers P: Extensive surgery in metastatic testicular cancer. Aktuelle Urol; 2003 Jul;34(4):214-22
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  • [Title] Extensive surgery in metastatic testicular cancer.
  • Surgery remains an important component in the multimodal treatment of patients with advanced testicular cancer.
  • Recently, however, the indications for post-chemotherapy residual tumor resection have changed.
  • Patients with advanced seminoma very rarely need surgical resection of the residual disease after standard chemotherapy.
  • In contrast, patients with high stage non-seminomatous testis cancer must undergo post-chemotherapy surgery in most cases.
  • Surgical resection in metastatic disease may also be necessary in patients with recurrent tumors, patients with persisting marker elevation during chemotherapy and patients with late relapses.
  • Post-chemotherapy residual tumor resections, "redo"-retroperitoneal tumor operations and other salvage resections are often technically demanding procedures with unusual surgical approaches that require individualized perioperative planning in order to reduce morbidity.
  • This paper summarizes the current indications for post-chemotherapy surgery and discusses various surgical approaches and techniques, perioperative management recommendations, as well as complications of these extensive resection procedures.
  • [MeSH-major] Carcinoma, Embryonal / surgery. Germinoma / surgery. Seminoma / surgery. Teratoma / surgery. Testicular Neoplasms / surgery
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Combined Modality Therapy. Follow-Up Studies. Humans. Lymph Node Excision. Male. Middle Aged. Neoplasm Metastasis. Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / surgery. Neoplasm, Residual / surgery. Time Factors. Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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  • (PMID = 14566667.001).
  • [ISSN] 0001-7868
  • [Journal-full-title] Aktuelle Urologie
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Aktuelle Urol
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Comparative Study; Journal Article; Review
  • [Publication-country] Germany
  • [Number-of-references] 52
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12. Opot EN, Magoha GA: Testicular cancer at Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi. East Afr Med J; 2000 Feb;77(2):80-5
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  • [Title] Testicular cancer at Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi.
  • OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence, clinical characteristics, management methods and prognosis of testicular cancer at Kenyatta National Hospital.
  • DESIGN: Retrospective case study of testicular cancer patients over a fifteen year period.
  • PARTICIPANTS: All histologically confirmed testicular cancer patients recorded at the Histopathology Department of Kenyatta National Hospital between 1983 and 1997.
  • Thirty one patients (79.49%) presented with painless testicular swellings, eleven (28.08%) with pain, nine (23.08%) with scrotal heaviness, six (15.38%) with abdominal swellings and one (2.56%) each with gynaecomastia and eye swelling.
  • On examination 32 patients (82.05%) had testicular masses, ten (25.64%) had abdominal masses, seven (17.91%) had supraclavicular and cervical lymphadenopathy, and one each (2.56%) had gynaecomastia and eye mass respectively.
  • More than eighty nine per cent had germ cell cancers with seminoma accounting for 67.35%, teratoma 12.24%, embroyonal carcinoma 8.16%, rhabdomyosarcoma 6.12% and malignant germ cell tumour, orchioblastoma and dysgerminoma each accounted for 2.04%.
  • Three patients (7.7%) had orchidectomy and radiotherapy and chemotherapy, sixteen (41.03%) had orchidectomy and radiotherapy, six (15.38%) had orchidectomy and chemotherapy, ten (25.64%) had radiotherapy and chemotherapy, three (7.7%) and two (5.13%) had only chemotherapy and radiotherapy respectively.
  • No cisplastin based chemotherapy regime was used.
  • Cisplastin based chemotherapy with up to 90% cure rates should be included as a component of testicular cancer management at Kenyatta National Hospital.
  • This retrospective study was undertaken to determine the prevalence, clinical characteristics, management methods and prognosis of testicular cancer at Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi.
  • All histologically confirmed testicular cancer patients recorded at the Histopathology Department between 1993 and 1997 were analyzed.
  • The clinical symptoms presented were painless testicular swelling (n = 31, 79.49%), testicular pain (n = 11, 28.08%), scrotal heaviness (n = 9, 23.08%), abdominal swelling (n = 6, 15.38%), gynecomastia (n = 1, 2.56%), and eye swelling (n = 1, 2.56%).
  • On examination, 32 patients (82.05%) had testicular masses, 10 (25.64%) had abdominal masses, 7 (17.91%) had supraclavicular and cervical lymphadenopathy, 1 had gynecomastia, and 1 had an orbital mass.
  • More than 89% of patients had germ cell cancers with seminoma accounting for 67.35%, teratoma for 12.24%, embryonal carcinoma for 8.16%, rhabdomyosarcoma for 6.12%, and malignant germ cell tumor, orchioblastoma, and dysgerminoma each accounting for 2.04%.
  • The various methods of treatment include orchidectomy and radiotherapy and chemotherapy in 3 patients (7.7%), orchidectomy and radiotherapy in 16 patients (41.03%), orchidectomy and chemotherapy in 6 patients (15.38%), and radiotherapy and chemotherapy in 10 patients (25.64%).
  • No cisplatin-based chemotherapy was used.
  • Hence, cisplatin-based chemotherapy with up to 90% cure rates should be included in the testicular cancer management in this hospital.
  • [MeSH-major] Testicular Neoplasms / diagnosis. Testicular Neoplasms / therapy
  • [MeSH-minor] Adolescent. Adult. Age Distribution. Aged. Child. Child, Preschool. Combined Modality Therapy. Hospitals, Teaching. Humans. Incidence. Kenya / epidemiology. Male. Middle Aged. Orchiectomy. Prognosis. Referral and Consultation. Retrospective Studies. Survival Analysis. Treatment Outcome

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  • (PMID = 10774080.001).
  • [ISSN] 0012-835X
  • [Journal-full-title] East African medical journal
  • [ISO-abbreviation] East Afr Med J
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] KENYA
  • [Other-IDs] PIP/ 149564; POP/ 00296083
  • [Keywords] PIP ; Cancer (major topic) / Clinical Research (major topic) / Prevalence (major topic) / Research Report (major topic) / Retrospective Studies (major topic) / Signs And Symptoms (major topic) / Testis (major topic) / Treatment (major topic) / Africa / Africa South Of The Sahara / Biology / Developing Countries / Diseases / Eastern Africa / English Speaking Africa / Genitalia / Genitalia, Male / Kenya / Measurement / Neoplasms / Physiology / Research Methodology / Studies / Urogenital System
  • [General-notes] PIP/ TJ: EAST AFRICAN MEDICAL JOURNAL.
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13. Beck SD, Foster RS, Bihrle R, Cheng L, Donohue JP: Does the histology of nodal metastasis predict systemic relapse after retroperitoneal lymph node dissection in pathological stage B1 germ cell tumors? J Urol; 2005 Oct;174(4 Pt 1):1287-90; discussion 1290
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  • MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review of the testicular cancer database was performed to identify all patients with clinical stage A NSGCT who underwent primary retroperitoneal lymph node dissection and were found to have pathological stage B1 disease.
  • No patient received adjuvant chemotherapy and minimal followup was 24 months.
  • Embryonal cell carcinoma was identified in 92 of 118 (77%) surgical specimens, which was significantly greater than the presence of teratoma (22%), seminoma (16%) and yolk sac (14.4%, p < or = 0.001) with no difference in 5-year DFS comparing the presence or absence of each histology.
  • Embryonal cell carcinoma was the most common single histology identified at surgery at 64 of 88 (73%), with the incidence of seminoma, teratoma and yolk sac being 12.5%, 9.0% and 5.5%, respectively (p < or = 0.001).
  • Recurrence rates were similar for pure embryonal cell carcinoma (69%), mixed embryonal cell carcinoma (63%) and no embryonal cell carcinoma (73%) in the retroperitoneum (p=0.63).
  • [MeSH-major] Lymph Node Excision. Lymphatic Metastasis. Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / pathology. Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal / pathology. Testicular Neoplasms / pathology
  • [MeSH-minor] Carcinoma, Embryonal / pathology. Humans. Male. Prognosis. Retrospective Studies. Seminoma / pathology. Teratoma / pathology

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  • (PMID = 16145394.001).
  • [ISSN] 0022-5347
  • [Journal-full-title] The Journal of urology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] J. Urol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
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14. Mikuz G: [WHO classification of testicular tumors]. Verh Dtsch Ges Pathol; 2002;86:67-75
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  • [Title] [WHO classification of testicular tumors].
  • Twenty years after the first edition (1977), the WHO has presented the updated version of the "Histological typing of testis tumours".
  • Such atypical cells appear in the tubules adjacent to the germ cell tumors, in some few cases (6%) also in the contra lateral healthy gonad and rarely in infertile men (1%).
  • The precursor lesion can progress to franc germ cell tumor starting probably with seminoma, which still maintain the capability of differentiation (pluripotente cells) in all other types of non-seminomatous germ cell tumors.
  • Seminoma with syncytiotrophoblastic cells is a variant which should not be confused with choriocarcinoma.
  • Unfortunately, however, the old term "teratoma with malignant transformation" was changed to "teratoma with malignant areas" in the 1998 classification.
  • This is a harmless name for an extremely dangerous tumor in which one tissue overgrows the other and gives rise to somatic type sarcomas or carcinomas.
  • Such tumors do not respond like germ cell tumors to the usual chemotherapy.
  • Treatment should be tailored according to that used in standard management of the respective sarcoma or carcinoma.
  • In the comments it is mentioned that the testis carcinoid could be a part of teratoma, but the diagnosis is listed in the group of "miscellaneous" tumors together with tumors of ovarian epithelial type.
  • This is a very questionable decision because the normal testis does not contain neuroendocrine cells from which carcinoids would have to be able to develop.
  • The patients have cardiac myxomas, spotty skin pigmentation, hormone active nodular hyperplasia of the adrenals and soft tissue myxomas.
  • For the therapy of germ cell tumor an assessment of risk factors found by the pathologists is extremely important.
  • The most important independent predictors of relapse are tumor invasion of blood or lymph-vessels, absence of yolk sac elements and the presence of an embryonal carcinoma component.
  • In the absence of such predictors a surveillance policy allows some patients to forgo chemotherapy.
  • [MeSH-major] Testicular Neoplasms / classification

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  • (PMID = 12647353.001).
  • [ISSN] 0070-4113
  • [Journal-full-title] Verhandlungen der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Pathologie
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Verh Dtsch Ges Pathol
  • [Language] ger
  • [Publication-type] English Abstract; Journal Article; Review
  • [Publication-country] Germany
  • [Number-of-references] 48
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15. Ondrus D, Hornák M, Mat'oska J: Bilateral testicular germ-cell tumors--a single centre long-term experience. Int Urol Nephrol; 2001;33(3):521-4
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  • [Title] Bilateral testicular germ-cell tumors--a single centre long-term experience.
  • OBJECTIVES: The incidence of bilateral testicular tumors (BTT) had increased over the preceding decade.
  • MATERIAL AND METHODS: 27 (2.8%) out of 960 patients with germ-cell testicular tumors (GCTT), treated between 4/1977 and 8/2001, developed bilateral disease.
  • All of them underwent radical orchiectomy (in one patient was done delayed orchiectomy after primary chemotherapy due to advanced disease).
  • Additional treatment was planned according to the histologic type and clinical stage of the disease, and previous treatment as well.
  • RESULTS: 24 out of 27 patients (88.9%) developed the 2nd tumor metachronously (median interval 66 months, range, 4-197 months) and three (11.1%) had synchronous BTT.
  • Only 7 patients (25.9%) had identical histological types on both sides (6 of them with pure seminomas, one with embryonal carcinoma).
  • Two of three synchronously developed BTT had different histologic types on both sides.
  • GCTT of one histologic type were observed in respect of the first tumor: 11 seminomas, three embryonal carcinomas, in respect of the 2nd tumor: 10 seminomas, three embryonal carcinomas, in respect of the 2nd tumor: 10 seminomas, three embryonal carcinomas and one mature teratoma.
  • GCTT of more than one histologic type were observed in respect of the first and the 2nd tumors: 6 mixed GCTT with seminoma component and 7 without seminoma component.
  • CONCLUSIONS: All patients with unilateral GCTT have an increased risk of developing a contralateral testicular tumor, even decades after diagnosis.
  • [MeSH-major] Germinoma / surgery. Neoplasms, Second Primary / surgery. Testicular Neoplasms / surgery
  • [MeSH-minor] Adolescent. Adult. Humans. Male. Orchiectomy. Treatment Outcome

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  • [ISSN] 0301-1623
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16. Maroto P, García del Muro X, Aparicio J, Paz-Ares L, Arranz JA, Guma J, Terrassa J, Barnadas J, Dorta J, Germà-Lluch JR: Multicentre risk-adapted management for stage I non-seminomatous germ cell tumours. Ann Oncol; 2005 Dec;16(12):1915-20
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  • In the chemotherapy group, two patients relapsed at 12 and 14.5 months and they are presently free of disease.
  • Five (1.4%) patients died of their cancer.
  • Factors associated with relapse were embryonal carcinoma and vascular invasion in patients who refused chemotherapy.

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  • (PMID = 16126737.001).
  • [ISSN] 0923-7534
  • [Journal-full-title] Annals of oncology : official journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Ann. Oncol.
  • [Language] ENG
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Multicenter Study
  • [Publication-country] England
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Biomarkers, Tumor; 11056-06-7 / Bleomycin; 6PLQ3CP4P3 / Etoposide
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17. Berney DM, Shamash J, Gaffney J, Jordan S, Oliver RT: DNA topoisomerase I and II expression in drug resistant germ cell tumours. Br J Cancer; 2002 Sep 9;87(6):624-9
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  • [Title] DNA topoisomerase I and II expression in drug resistant germ cell tumours.
  • A small number of testicular germ cell tumours are refractory to current chemotherapy regimens.
  • DNA topoisomerase I is the target for several new drugs and a potential candidate treatment for chemorefractory germ cell tumours.
  • DNA topoisomerase II alpha is the target for etoposide, which is currently used regularly in germ cell tumour treatment.
  • The expression of DNA topoisomerase I and II alpha were therefore assessed immunohistochemically in a range of testicular tumours, especially those with persistent malignant elements on retroperitoneal lymph node dissection.
  • Pre-chemotherapy orchidectomy specimens were matched with post-chemotherapy retroperitoneal lymph node dissections to examine changes in expression.
  • There was considerable variation in the expression of topoisomerase I in different tumour types.
  • Both yolk sac tumours and teratoma, mature showed universal expression of topoisomerase I, while 38% of seminomas and 30% of embryonal carcinomas were positive.
  • Strong topoisomerase II alpha expression was found in embryonal carcinoma.
  • There was a negative correlation between topoisomerase I and II alpha expression (P=0.004) and downregulation of topoisomerase II alpha after chemotherapy (P=0.02).
  • Topoisomerase I expression appears to increase in those cases with residual teratoma, mature, but is largely unchanged in those cases remaining as embryonal carcinoma.
  • These results suggest that topoisomerase I inhibitors may be useful in chemorefractory germ cell tumours, especially yolk sac tumours and where there are unresectable residual teratoma, mature deposits.
  • [MeSH-major] Carcinoma, Embryonal / metabolism. DNA Topoisomerases, Type I / metabolism. DNA Topoisomerases, Type II / metabolism. Drug Resistance, Neoplasm. Seminoma / metabolism. Teratoma / metabolism. Testicular Neoplasms / metabolism
  • [MeSH-minor] Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / therapeutic use. Case-Control Studies. Cisplatin / administration & dosage. Down-Regulation. Etoposide / administration & dosage. Humans. Immunoenzyme Techniques. Ki-67 Antigen / metabolism. Male. Testis / chemistry. Testis / pathology

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  • (PMID = 12237772.001).
  • [ISSN] 0007-0920
  • [Journal-full-title] British journal of cancer
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Br. J. Cancer
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
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  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Ki-67 Antigen; 6PLQ3CP4P3 / Etoposide; EC 5.99.1.2 / DNA Topoisomerases, Type I; EC 5.99.1.3 / DNA Topoisomerases, Type II; Q20Q21Q62J / Cisplatin
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18. Basu S, Rubello D: PET imaging in the management of tumors of testis and ovary: current thinking and future directions. Minerva Endocrinol; 2008 Sep;33(3):229-56
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  • [Title] PET imaging in the management of tumors of testis and ovary: current thinking and future directions.
  • The role of fluoro-D-deoxyglucose positron-emission tomography (FDG-PET) in testicular malignancies has been examined in various studies primarily in three specific settings:.
  • 1) differentiation of active disease from fibrosis/mature teratoma in patients with residual mass following chemotherapy and evaluation of the response to treatment;.
  • 2) initial staging and disease assessment after orchidectomy identification of suspected recurrences in the context of elevated circulating serum markers; and 3) predicting response to treatment.
  • Of these, the area where FDG-PET imaging has been examined the most in testicular tumors is the evaluation of postchemotherapy residual mass in both seminoma and nonseminomatous germ cell tumors (NSGCT) of the testis, a critical step in determining the subsequent management approach of these tumors that vary amongst various centers.
  • From the available data, this should be the test of choice for the assessment of a computed tomography (CT)-visualized residual mass following chemotherapy.
  • In patients with residual masses or raised marker levels following therapy, positron-emission tomography (PET) appears sensitive and specific for detecting recurrent disease, at suspected and unsuspected sites.
  • With regard to its role in ovarian carcinoma, it appears to be particularly useful for the diagnosis of recurrence when CA125 levels are rising and conventional imaging is inconclusive or negative.
  • The role of fluoro-D-deoxyglucose (FDG)-PET/CT for the detection of recurrent ovarian cancer appears very promising and has the potential to replace the current surveillance techniques in detecting recurrent disease.
  • [MeSH-major] Ovarian Neoplasms / radionuclide imaging. Positron-Emission Tomography. Testicular Neoplasms / radionuclide imaging
  • [MeSH-minor] Adolescent. Adult. Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / therapeutic use. Clinical Trials as Topic. Combined Modality Therapy. Cost-Benefit Analysis. Female. Follow-Up Studies. Forecasting. Humans. Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin / radionuclide imaging. Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin / therapy. Male. Middle Aged. Neoplasm Staging / methods. Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal / radionuclide imaging. Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal / therapy. Paraneoplastic Cerebellar Degeneration / radionuclide imaging. Prognosis. Prospective Studies. Radiopharmaceuticals. Retrospective Studies

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  • (PMID = 18846028.001).
  • [ISSN] 0391-1977
  • [Journal-full-title] Minerva endocrinologica
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Minerva Endocrinol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Review
  • [Publication-country] Italy
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Radiopharmaceuticals
  • [Number-of-references] 83
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19. Amin RM, Kokubo T, Hiroshima K, Narita M, Itou K, Kuroki M, Tanizawa T, Nakatani Y: Metastatic germ cell tumor of the lung masquerading as primary rhabdomyosarcoma. Pathol Int; 2005 Oct;55(10):649-54
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  • Two years after testicular resection was carried out in a 40-year-old man that revealed mixed germ cell tumor of more than one histological type (seminoma, embryonal cell carcinoma, and yolk sac tumor), he presented with an asymptomatic pulmonary nodule in his left lower lobe.
  • Video-assisted thoracoscopic partial resection of the tumor revealed a 24 x 20 mm teratoma with somatic-type malignancy in which pleomorphic rhabdomyosarcoma was a major element.
  • Throughout the course there was no abdominal lymph node swelling detected by computed tomography (CT) and tumor markers were normal.
  • Adjuvant chemotherapy was started after the tumor recurrence.
  • Currently, the patient is still undergoing chemotherapy 5 months after the tumor recurrence.
  • In conclusion, despite the fact that primary pulmonary rhabdromyosarcoma is a rare neoplasm, metastatic pulmonary germ cell tumor with somatic-type malignancy showing predominantly rhabdomyosarcomatous differentiation should be considered in the differential diagnosis of such lesions of the lung.
  • [MeSH-major] Lung Neoplasms / diagnosis. Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal / diagnosis. Rhabdomyosarcoma / diagnosis. Testicular Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Biomarkers, Tumor / analysis. Chemotherapy, Adjuvant. Combined Modality Therapy. Diagnosis, Differential. Humans. Immunoenzyme Techniques. Male. Neoplasm Recurrence, Local. Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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  • (PMID = 16185296.001).
  • [ISSN] 1320-5463
  • [Journal-full-title] Pathology international
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Pathol. Int.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Australia
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Biomarkers, Tumor
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