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Burned-out testis tumour
that metastasized to retroperitoneal lymph nodes: a case report
Burned-out testicular tumour is a
very rare clinical entity. There is no clinical finding in the testicle,
because it regresses spontaneously with no treatment, and generally presents
with metastases. Abdominal masses in young male patients may sometimes be
caused by a metastatic burned-out testicular tumour. We report a patient with a
burned-out testicular tumour that metastasized to retroperitoneal lymph nodes.
A 28-year-old man complained of an
abdominal mass and continuously increasing pain over the previous 2 months. A
midabdominal mass, atrophy and minimal induration in the right testis were
revealed on physical examination. Ultrasound findings revealed focally
increased echogenicity, which is typical of burned-out tumours. Inguinal
orchiectomy was performed, and the histological examination of the biopsy
specimen revealed a large area of hyalinization, tubular hyalinization,
interstitial fibrosis and focal Leydig cell hyperplasia, with no abnormal
pathological findings in the epididymis and spermatic cord. The final
pathological diagnosis was concluded as "burned-out" testicular
tumour. Surgical treatment was followed by appropriate chemotherapy and in the
follow-up, the abdominal mass was observed to regress. The patient is currently
free of disease 5 years after diagnosis.
For the detection of
intratesticular lesions, especially in patients with extragonadal metastatic
involvement and normal palpation findings for the testis, scrotal sonography is
very important. A burned-out testicular tumour should be considered and testis
biopsies should be performed if there is any risk factor of malignancy.
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