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  • Impact Factor: 1.995**
  • H-Index: 8
  • ISSN: 2474-1647
  • DOI: 10.25107/2474-1647
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Major Scope

  •  Bariatric Surgery
  •  Endocrine Surgery
  •  Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  •  Colon and Rectal Surgery
  •  Surgical Oncology
  •  Gastroenterological Surgery
  •  Transplant Surgery
  •  Vascular Surgery


Citation: Clin Surg. 2021;6(1):3220.Research Article | Open Access

Complete Resection of Post-Chemotherapy Residual Tumor Could Improve the Prognosis in Extragonadal Germ Cell Tumor

Tsutsumi S, Kobayashi K, Yasui M, Tatenuma T, Noguchi G, Osaka K, Umemoto S, Ito H and Kishida T

Department of Urology, Kanagawa Cancer Center, Japan
Department of Thoracic Surgery, Kanagawa Cancer Center, Japan

*Correspondance to: Sohgo Tsutsumi 

 PDF  Full Text DOI: 10.25107/2474-1647.3220


Background: We investigate the effects of chemotherapy and surgical treatment on the extragonadal germ cell tumor of which poor prognosis has been reported. Methods: We analyzed the prognosis of 31 patients with extragonadal germ cell tumor treated at Kanagawa Cancer Center by factors including patient background, the condition of disease, and treatments. Result: As the prognostic factors for the overall survival, pulmonary metastasis at the first visit (p=0.011), no normalization of tumor markers after induction chemotherapy (p=0.014) and no residual tumor resection irrespective with (p=0.03) or without (p=0.001) normalized tumor makers were significantly poor prognosis in the univariate analysis. On the other hand, patients who underwent residual tumor resection with un-normalized tumor markers (desperation surgery) tended to show a better prognosis compared to previous reports. Conclusion: Although this was an investigation in a rather small group, regardless of the tumor markers normalization, resection of a residual tumor showed the tendency of improving the prognosis of extragonadal germ cell tumor. It was considered that resection of a residual tumor with a high degree of expertise could lead to better treatment outcomes.


Male neoplasms; Germ cells; Embryonal prognosis; Surgery testicular neoplasms

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Tsutsumi S, Kobayashi K, Yasui M, Tatenuma T, Noguchi G, Osaka K, et al. Complete Resection of Post- Chemotherapy Residual Tumor Could Improve the Prognosis in Extragonadal Germ Cell Tumor. Clin Surg. 2021; 6: 3220..

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