Clinical outcome after retroperitoneal lymphadenectomy of patients with pure testicular teratoma 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

  • These data underscore the metastatic potential of pure testicular teratoma. A significant proportion (45%) of patients with low-stage pure testicular teratoma had retroperitoneal disease. Furthermore, a high proportion (62%) presented initially with advanced disease and demonstrated a considerable risk of relapse despite complete resection or favorable histologic features in the resected retroperitoneal specimen.

publication date

  • December 2003

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/S0090-4295(03)00770-2

PubMed ID

  • 14665362

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1092

end page

  • 6

volume

  • 62

number

  • 6