Clin Surg | Volume 3, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Seminoma in Retroperitoneal Undescended Testis

Doğan Öztürk*, Hakan Bulus and Alper Yavuz

Department of General Surgery, Kecioren Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

*Correspondance to: Do?an �zt�rk 

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A testicular carcinoma in retroperitoneal undescended testis can mimic other mesenteric or retroperitoneal mass. The role of cryptorchidism in testicular carcinogenesis has been of concern for many physicians for quite a long time. The probability of a malignant neoplasm developing in an undescended testicle is about 20 to 48 times greater than a normally descended testicle. The identification of pampiniform plexus draining the mass can play an important role in diagnosis of testicular carcinoma in undescended testis. The pathological diagnosis of the tumor was pure seminoma as showed. We report a case of seminoma in retroperitoneal undescended testis, draining into pampiniform plexus and thrombus within it. 44 years old male, admitted to the emergency department for left lower quadrant pain who was diagnosed seminoma originating in an undescended testis.


Undescended testis; Seminoma; Carcinoma


�zt�rk D, Bulus H, Yavuz A. Seminoma in Retroperitoneal Undescended Testis. Clin Surg. 2018; 3: 2083.

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