Burned-out testicular tumor: A case report

N. Balalaa, M. Salman, W. Hassen

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Germ cell tumors constitute the majority of all testicular tumors, which are relatively rare overall and are mainly encountered in young adults and teenagers. The term 'burned-out' germ cell tumor refers to the presence of a metastatic germ cell tumor with histological regression of the primary testicular lesion. Clinical examination of the testes and scrotal sonography is pivotal in the initial diagnosis of such neoplasms. We present a case of a 31-year-old male with a retroperitoneal mass and no palpable lesion on testicular examination.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)12-15
Number of pages4
JournalCase Reports in Oncology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011


  • Burned-out tumor
  • Germ cell tumor
  • Testicular tumor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology

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