Is biopsy of the contralateral testis necessary in patients with germ cell tumors? Academic Article Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols
  • Lymph Node Excision
  • Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
  • Retroperitoneal Neoplasms
  • Testicular Neoplasms

abstract

  • We do not advocate nor does the literature support routine biopsy of the opposite testis in patients with unilateral testis tumor. Patient education and close followup are rational alternatives to intervention in all cases to diagnose a small subset who are risk for bilateral tumors.

publication date

  • October 1997

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/S0022-5347(01)64207-1

PubMed ID

  • 9302113

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1331

end page

  • 4

volume

  • 158

number

  • 4