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Testicular neoplasm

Alfred E Pinkney, Mark S Myers, Michael A Rutter
From the 1940s through 1977, at least 590,000kg of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) were released into the Hudson River from General Electric manufacturing plants located in Hudson Falls and Fort Edward, New York. In 1984, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency designated a nearly 322km reach as the Hudson River PCBs Superfund Site. Here we describe a Fish Health Assessment study, part of a Natural Resource Damage Assessment, that evaluated the prevalence of toxicopathic lesions in adult brown bullhead (Ameiurus nebulosus), smallmouth bass (Micropterus dolomieu), and yellow perch (Perca flavescens)...
October 14, 2016: Science of the Total Environment
Margarita V Revzin, Devrim Ersahin, Gary M Israel, Jonathan D Kirsch, Mahan Mathur, Jamal Bokhari, Leslie M Scoutt
Ultrasonography (US) has a fundamental role in the initial examination of patients who present with symptoms indicating abnormalities of the inguinal canal (IC), an area known for its complex anatomy. A thorough understanding of the embryologic and imaging characteristics of the contents of the IC is essential for any general radiologist. Moreover, an awareness of the various pathologic conditions that can affect IC structures is crucial to preventing misdiagnoses and ensuring optimal patient care. Early detection of IC abnormalities can reduce the risk of morbidity and mortality and facilitate proper treatment...
October 7, 2016: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
Maria G Kier, Merete K Hansen, Jakob Lauritsen, Mette S Mortensen, Mikkel Bandak, Mads Agerbaek, Niels V Holm, Susanne O Dalton, Klaus K Andersen, Christoffer Johansen, Gedske Daugaard
Importance: Patients given systemic treatment for testicular germ cell cancer (GCC) are at increased risk for a second malignant neoplasm (SMN). Previous studies on SMN and causes of death lacked information on the exact treatment applied or were based on patients receiving former treatment options. Objective: To evaluate the treatment-specific risks for SMN and death in a nationwide population-based cohort of patients with GCC treated with current standard regimens...
October 6, 2016: JAMA Oncology
Francesco Catanzariti, Lucilla Servi, Andrea Fabiani, Alessandra Filosa, Gabriele Mammana
INTRODUCTION: Testicular cancer is one of the most frequent in young men and its incidence is increasing in recent years because of incidental finding during routine ultrasound exams. Adenomatous hyperplasia of the rete testis is one of the benign and rare pathological types incidentally detected and very few cases are described in the literature. CASE REPORT: A 40 years old man come to our attention for a balanoposthitis without testicular pain. During andrological examination we performed palpation of the testes and we noticed a palpable nodule of hard consistency in the left testicle...
October 5, 2016: Archivio Italiano di Urologia, Andrologia
F Kleinclauss, R Thuret, T Murez, M O Timsit
OBJECTIVE: To review epidemiology and management of urologic neoplasms in renal transplant candidates and recipients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Relevant publications were identified through Medline ( and Embase ( database using the following keywords, alone or in association, "neoplasms"; "prostate cancer"; "renal carcinoma"; "renal transplantation"; "transitional carcinoma"; "waiting list". Articles were selected according to methods, language of publication and relevance...
September 21, 2016: Progrès en Urologie
Annikka Weissferdt, Neda Kalhor, Jaime Rodriguez Canales, Junya Fujimoto, Ignacio I Wistuba, Cesar A Moran
Primary mediastinal germ cell tumors are uncommon tumors that can pose diagnostic difficulties due to their morphologic spectrum and unusual site. Immunohistochemistry plays an increasing role in the diagnosis of these tumors. Whereas the immunophenotype of testicular yolk sac tumors (YST) is rather well known, the opposite is true for primary mediastinal YST leading us to investigate the immunohistochemical features of 14 such neoplasms. Fourteen cases of primary mediastinal YST were reviewed and representative whole tissue sections were selected for immunohistochemical analysis using antibodies directed against CAM5...
September 16, 2016: Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology: AIMM
Keisuke Kawamoto, Hiroaki Miyoshi, Noriaki Yoshida, Jun Takizawa, Hirohito Sone, Koichi Ohshima
Myeloid sarcoma (MS) is an extramedullary tumor of immature myeloid cells. We analyzed 131 patients with MS, including: (1) de novo MS; (2) MS with concomitant acute myeloid leukemia (AML); (3) MS following myelodysplastic syndrome, myeloproliferative neoplasm, or chronic myelogenous leukemia; and (4) MS as a recurrence of AML. The most common development site was the lymph node. Testicular lesions were statistically more frequent in MS as a recurrence of AML than in other types of MS (P=0.0183). MS tended to lack myeloid markers (myeloperoxidase was present in 63...
September 14, 2016: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
Manuel Nistal, Ricardo Paniagua, Pilar Gonzalez-Peramato, Miguel Reyes-Múgica
Testicular tumors in the prepubertal age are relatively rare, representing only 9.4% of the total testicular and paratesticular specimens from a 20 year review performed at a large pediatric hospital 1. They account for 1 to 2 % of all solid tumors in the pediatric age group, with an annual incidence between 0.5 and 2/100,000 boys according to Coppes et al. 2 and data from the Prepubertal Testicular Tumor Registry 3. Similar to other neoplasms afflicting children, a bimodal age distribution is observed. The first peak is between birth and 3 years of age, and a second one occurs at the onset of puberty,extending to the fourth decade...
September 14, 2016: Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
Michal Chovanec, Nasser Hanna, K Clint Cary, Lawrence Einhorn, Costantine Albany
Clinical stage I testicular germ cell tumours (TGCT) are highly curable neoplasms. The treatment of stage I testicular cancer is complex and requires a multidisciplinary approach. Standard options after radical orchiectomy for seminoma include active surveillance, radiation therapy or 1-2 cycles of carboplatin, and options for nonseminoma include active surveillance, retroperitoneal lymph node dissection (RPLND) or 1-2 cycles of bleomycin plus etoposide plus cisplatin (BEP). All the options should be discussed with each patient and treatment choices should be made by shared decision making as virtually all patients with clinical stage I TGCT can be cured of their disease...
September 13, 2016: Nature Reviews. Urology
Dora Fabijanovic, Iris Zunic, Tamara Nikuseva Martic, Faruk Skenderi, Ljiljana Serman, Semir Vranic
Germ cell tumors of the testis are a heterogeneous group of neoplasms that affect male adolescents and young adults. Wnt signaling pathway components have been shown to be actively involved in normal and malignant germ cell differentiation and progression. In this study, we aimed to explore the expression patterns of the secreted frizzled-related protein (SFRP) and Disheveled protein family (DVL) in a subset of testicular germ cell tumors. Eighty-five formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue samples of the primary germ cell tumors of the testis were stained against SFRP1, SFRP3, DVL1, and DVL2 proteins using immunohistochemistry...
November 2016: APMIS: Acta Pathologica, Microbiologica, et Immunologica Scandinavica
Bettina Scholz, Manuela Beckert, Volker Mordstein, Nora Hohmann, Reimund Walther, Thomas Papadopoulos
Tumors of ovarian epithelial type of testis are rare entities. After ruling out metastasis, especially from gastrointestinal origins, these neoplasms are categorized according to their ovarian correspondents, now including a new group of seromucinous tumors, which was introduced by the World Health Organization in 2013. Here we present the case of a 60-year-old man with a testicular tumor, showing focally stratified, immunohistochemical PAX8-positive epithelium and endometrioid-like stroma, supporting the diagnosis of seromucinous borderline tumor of ovarian-type surface epithelium...
September 2, 2016: Human Pathology
Thierry Gil, Spyridon Sideris, Fouad Aoun, Roland van Velthoven, Nicolas Sirtaine, Marianne Paesmans, Lieveke Ameye, Ahmad Awada, Daniel Devriendt, Alexandre Peltier
Long-term prognosis of germ cell tumor (GCT) types is excellent, however, treatment is associated with non-negligible complication rates and a negative impact on quality of life. The present study described treatment results in terms of survival, both short and long-term toxicity, and paternity rates in a cohort of patients treated at Jules Bordet Institute, University ULB of Brussels (Brussels, Belgium). The present study analyzed the data of a cohort of patients with GCT types. Pre-operative patient and tumor characteristics were described...
September 2016: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
Alex Muturi, Vihar Kotecha, Cynthia Ojee, Desmond Mang'oka, John Muthuri
BACKGROUND: Inflammatory pseudotumour refers to a non-malignant tumour-like mass resulting from an inflammatory reaction that is composed of granulation tissue with leukocyte infiltration that commonly occurs in the paediatric or young adult population. These tumours occur more commonly in the lungs and the orbit but rarely does it affect the gastrointestinal tract. It poses a clinical diagnostic challenge since it is a benign condition than can mimic the malignant counterpart. Our case is a rare presentation of the caecal pseudotumour in the presence of a right undescended abdominal testis evaluated as a caecal tumour with a differential diagnosis of a testicular malignancy...
2016: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
Shashikant C U Patne, Mayurakshi Das, Richa Katiyar
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September 7, 2016: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Tateki Yoshino, Koji Wake, Tomohiko Yamamoto, Hideyuki Onuma, Kazuo Kawakami
A 92-year-old man had noticed enlargement of a mass in the right scrotum and inguinal region for nine months. The patient was introduced to our department for right testicular tumor. Physical examination showed an over fist-sized, hard mass in the right scrotum. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed the mass, which consisted of fatty and solid contents. In addition, MRI revealed a bladder tumor simultaneously. Computed tomography revealed no distant metastases. The patient underwent right high orchiectomy with the mass resection and transurethral resection of the bladder tumor (TURBT)...
July 2016: Hinyokika Kiyo. Acta Urologica Japonica
Liang Cheng, Bingjian Lyu, Lawrence M Roth
Our knowledge of testicular germ cell neoplasms has progressed in the last few decades due to the description of germ cell neoplasia in situ (GCNIS) and a variety of specific forms of intratubular germ cell neoplasia, the discovery of isochromosome 12p and its importance in the development of invasiveness in germ cell tumors (GCTs), the identification of specific transcription factors for GCTs, and the recognition that a teratomatous component in mixed GCT represents terminal differentiation. Isochromosome 12p and 12p overrepresentation, collectively referred to as 12p amplification, are fundamental abnormalities that account for many types of malignant GCTs of the testis...
August 25, 2016: Human Pathology
C Pozza, D Gianfrilli, G Fattorini, E Giannetta, F Barbagallo, E Nicolai, C Cristini, G B Di Pierro, G Franco, A Lenzi, P S Sidhu, V Cantisani, A M Isidori
The purpose of this study was to evaluate prospectively the accuracy of qualitative and strain ratio elastography (SE) in the differential diagnosis of non-palpable testicular lesions. The local review board approved the protocol and all patients gave their consent. One hundred and six patients with non-palpable testicular lesions were consecutively enrolled. Baseline ultrasonography (US) and SE were correlated with clinical and histological features and ROC curves developed for diagnostic accuracy. The non-palpable lesions were all ≤1...
August 27, 2016: Andrology
V S Blazer, H L Walsh, R P Braham, C M Hahn, P Mazik, P B McIntyre
The prevalence and histopathology of neoplastic lesions were assessed in white sucker Catostomus commersonii captured at two Lake Michigan Areas of Concern (AOCs), the Sheboygan River and Milwaukee Estuary. Findings were compared to those observed at two non-AOC sites, the Root and Kewaunee rivers. At each site, approximately 200 adult suckers were collected during their spawning migration. Raised skin lesions were observed at all sites and included discrete white spots, mucoid plaques on the body surface and fins and large papillomatous lesions on lips and body...
August 24, 2016: Journal of Fish Diseases
Preeti Rihal Chakrabarti, Shilpi Dosi, Amit Varma, Priyanka Kiyawat, Gaurav Khare, Sandeep Matreja
INTRODUCTION: Testicular and para-testicular neoplasm are rare type of tumours affecting adolescents and young adults, reflected by the paucity of published data in India. AIM: This study was undertaken to estimate the epidemiological characteristics and histological types and subtypes of testicular neoplasm according to the WHO classification in our patient group. Identification of histopathological pattern of testicular tumour is immensely important for improved management protocols...
June 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
Sarah C Markt, Carlos A Lago-Hernandez, Rowan E Miller, Brandon A Mahal, Brandon Bernard, Laurence Albiges, Lindsay A Frazier, Clair J Beard, Alexi A Wright, Christopher J Sweeney
BACKGROUND: People aged 26 to 34 years represent the greatest proportion of the uninsured, and they have the highest incidence of testicular cancers. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between insurance status and cancer outcomes in men diagnosed with germ cell tumors. METHODS: The Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results database was used to identify 10,211 men diagnosed with germ cell gonadal neoplasms from 2007 to 2011. Associations between insurance status and characteristics at diagnosis and receipt of treatment were examined with log-binomial regression...
October 15, 2016: Cancer
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