Testicular metastasis from prostate carcinoma three years after subcapsular orchiectomy. A case-report

Citation
A. Heidrich et al., Testicular metastasis from prostate carcinoma three years after subcapsular orchiectomy. A case-report, UROLOGE, 38(3), 1999, pp. 279-281
Citations number
8
Language
TEDESCO
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Urology & Nephrology
Journal title
UROLOGE-AUSGABE A
ISSN journal
0340-2592 → ACNP
Volume
38
Issue
3
Year of publication
1999
Pages
279 - 281
Database
ISI
SICI code
0340-2592(199905)38:3<279:TMFPCT>2.0.ZU;2-4
Abstract
Metastatic cancer to the testis is a rare phenomenon of prostate carcinoma with only 80 cases reported in the literature. Most of these secundary test icular tumors were diagnosed on routine pathohistological examination of te sticular tissue after plastic orchiectomy. In none of these cases metachron ous development of these metastases has been described. For the first time we report on a 75-year old patient who developed a prostate carcinoma metas tatis to the right testicle three years after undergoing subcapsular orchie ctomy. This case shows that the urologist has to think about a metastatic c ancer when he sees a testicular tumor also after plastic orchiectomy.