Ambiguous presentation of an intra-abdominal testicular seminoma in a 40-year-old man: A case report

2Citations
Citations of this article
10Readers
Mendeley users who have this article in their library.

This article is free to access.

Abstract

Background: Cryptorchidism is the most common congenital malformation of the male genitourinary tract. The cryptorchid testis is most often located in the inguinal canal; however, intra-abdominal locations are not rare. The risk of malignancy in an undescended testis is 10% with the highest risk in an intra-abdominal testis. Case presentation: Here we describe a case of a 40-year-old fertile man of Fulbe origin who presented with a non-tender lower abdominal mass of 2 months' duration. A scrotal examination revealed just one testis in the right scrotum, with the contralateral scrotum and inguinal canal being empty. An exploratory laparotomy followed by tumor excision and histopathology revealed a testicular seminoma. Conclusion: This case report highlights the need for routine scrotal examination in all men presenting with an abdominal mass so as to rule out the possibility of an intra-abdominal seminoma.

Cite

CITATION STYLE

APA

Nkembe, M. N., Mvalo, C. M., Tianyi, F. L., & Demba, C. (2019). Ambiguous presentation of an intra-abdominal testicular seminoma in a 40-year-old man: A case report. Journal of Medical Case Reports, 13(1). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13256-018-1917-3

Register to see more suggestions

Mendeley helps you to discover research relevant for your work.

Already have an account?

Save time finding and organizing research with Mendeley

Sign up for free