Histology and clinical outcomes in patients with bilateral testicular germ cell tumors: The Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center experience 1950 to 2001
Neoplasms, Multiple Primary
Neoplasms, Second Primary
Patients with a history of testicular germ cell tumor require careful long-term monitoring of the contralateral testicle due to the risk of bilateral disease and potentially long latent period between the first and second tumors. Overall the clinical outcome is good in these patients when they are treated appropriately for histology and stage. In patients with metachronous tumors treatment of the contralateral tumor is rarely altered by prior treatment of the initial tumor.