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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 47  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 292-295

Prepubertal testicular tumors: Our 10 years experience


1 Department of Pediatric Urology, KLES Kidney Foundation, Belgaum, India
2 Department of Pediatric Surgery, KLE University's JN Medical College & KLES Dr. Prabhakar Kore Hospital, & MRC, Belgaum, India

Correspondence Address:
R B Nerli
Department of Pediatric Urology, KLES Kidney Foundation, Belgaum
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-509X.64730

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Background: Testicular tumors in the pediatric population are distinct from those of the adults. In contrast to the prevalence data reported in tumor registries, several studies have shown that a majority of the prepubertal testis tumors are benign. We retrospectively analyzed a series of prepubertal testicular tumors. Materials and Methods: A retrospective review of all testicular tumors at our institution was done from Jan 1999 to Dec 2008. Data relating to presentation, evaluation, and management were collected. Results: A total of 22 children with prepubertal testicular tumors were identified. The mean age at presentation was 4.6 years. Mature teratoma, epidermoid cysts, immature teratoma, and yolk sac tumor accounted for 49.94%, 13.62%, 9.08%, and 18.16%, respectively. All surgeries were successful with respect to cancer control and testicular preservation. Conclusions: Benign tumors formed the majority (72.64%) of the tumors that were encountered, with yolk sac tumors (18.16%) being a minority. Testicular preserving surgery appears to be a feasible option for benign tumors and is safe and efficacious in long-term follow-up.






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