Clinical outcome after retroperitoneal lymphadenectomy of patients with pure testicular teratoma
Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols
Lymph Node Excision
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
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.