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Bilateral synchronous testicular seminoma: A rare presentation of a rare disease

Pedro Simões de Oliveira, Tiago Ribeiro de Oliveira, Sérgio Pereira, David Martinho, Tomé Lopes
  • Tiago Ribeiro de Oliveira
    Hospital de Santa Maria, Urology Department, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Sérgio Pereira
    Hospital de Santa Maria, Urology Department, Lisbon, Portugal
  • David Martinho
    Hospital de Santa Maria, Urology Department, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Tomé Lopes
    Hospital de Santa Maria, Urology Department, Lisbon, Portugal


Objective: To present a case of a bilateral synchronous testicular seminoma in a young male clinical stage IIB.
Material and method: A 37 years old man presented a bilateral testicular mass with elevated tumoral markers. Histology of frozen section revealed bilateral seminoma and bilateral radical orchiectomy was performed.
Result: Enhanced chest and abdominopelvic staging CT scan revealed a lymphadenopathy of 30 mm within the inter-aortocava nodal chain (stage IIB). Patient received three cycles of BEP. Three months later 18F-FDG PET showed no evidence of hypermetabolic activity and serum tumoral markers were normal.
Conclusion: Bilateral testicular germ cell tumors are a rare disease. Management of this tumors is controversial. Bilateral radical orchiectomy is the standard of care, nevertheless, in order to preserve fertility and androgen production, an organsparing surgery can be attempted in selected cases. Although prognosis is good, with overall survival rates similar to patients with unilateral disease, life-long close follow-up may be advocated due to relapse risk.


bilateral; seminoma; synchronous

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Submitted: 2017-10-28 01:18:20
Published: 2018-03-31 00:00:00
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