Cryptorchism and testicular cancer

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OBJECTIVE: This report insists on the higher risk of testicular cancer in cryptorchidism and indicates the more adequate management of this pathology. METHODS/RESULTS: We report a 27 years old patient with history of cryptorchidism, diagnosed of abdominal tumor in urgency. This tumor was a seminoma in intrapelvic testicle. CONCLUSIONS: The risk of developing testicular cancer in cryptorchidism is 3 to 10 times greater than in a patient with normally descended testes, and orchiopexy does not prevent the risk of malignancy. We underscore the need to follow these patients closely and recommend the orchiectomy in postpubertal patients.

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Carmona Campos, E., Regueiro López, J. C., Prieto Castro, R., Leva Vallejo, M., Moreno Arcas, P., & Requena Tapia, M. J. (2000). Cryptorchism and testicular cancer. Actas Urologicas Españolas, 24(1), 49–51. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0210-4806(00)72405-3

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