Primary pure carcinoid tumour of the testis: A case report and review of the literature

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Hideki Takada *
Shoichiro Iwatsuki
Yasunori Itoh
Shinya Sato
Masa Hayase
Takahiro Yasui
(*) Corresponding Author:
Hideki Takada | htakada@cronos.ocn.ne.jp

Abstract

Primary testicular carcinoid tumours (TCT) are very rare, and a large tumour size and the presence of carcinoid syndrome predict a malignant course. Histologically, it is difficult to differentiate between benign and malignant TCTs. We report a case of a primary pure TCT with an unusual presentation in a 23- year-old man, who had an asymptomatic, enlarged scrotum on the right side for 7 years. On gross examination, the tumour was 9.6 cm in diameter. The Ki-67 labelling index was 19.8%. High inguinal orchidectomy was performed, and 30 months after surgery the patient remains asymptomatic.

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