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Wolf, G; Aigner, RM; Schwarz, T; Krippl, P; Samonigg, H.
Diagnosis of a contralateral second testicular carcinoma by F18-FDG PET.
Onkologie. 2003; 26(2):155-157 (- Case Report)
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Aigner Reingard
Krippl Peter
Samonigg Hellmut
Schwarz Thomas

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Background: In testicular carcinoma the early diagnosis is very important because with an early therapy there are good chances for long-term survival (50-90%). Metastases of a testicular carcinoma are at first lymphogeneous, hematogeneous only in late stages. Case Report: This is a case report about a 28-year-old man, whose testicular carcinoma (left testis) had already been operated on (unripe teratoma with parts of an embryonic carcinoma, an endodermal sinus tumor and a chorion carcinoma). Because of the elevated tumor marker AFP an FDG PET (F18-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emmission tomography) investigation was made. CT (covering thorax, abdomen and pelvis) and ultrasound of the testis showed no pathological results. In the FDG PET a significant pathological FDG uptake in the right testis was found. Histology showed an unripe teratoma with parts of an embryonic carcinoma, an endodermal sinus tumor, and a chorion carcinoma. It was second carcinoma of the contralateral testis. Conclusion: F18-FDG PET was a sensitive and reliable modality for diagnosis in this patient.
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Adult -
Diagnosis, Differential -
Fluorodeoxyglucose F18 - diagnostic use
Humans -
Male -
Neoplasms, Second Primary - pathology Neoplasms, Second Primary - radionuclide imaging Neoplasms, Second Primary - surgery
Testicular Neoplasms - pathology Testicular Neoplasms - radionuclide imaging Testicular Neoplasms - surgery
Testis - pathology Testis - radionuclide imaging Testis - surgery
Tomography, Emission-Computed -

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testicular carcinoma
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