Is biopsy of the contralateral testis necessary in patients with germ cell tumors?
Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols
Lymph Node Excision
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
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.