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Uruguayan Medical Journal

ISSN: 1688-0390


Vol.16 - Nº 3 - Dic. 2000

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Late relapses of stage I nonseminomatous testicular germ-cell tumors

KRYGIER G; FRESCO R; REYES G; CORDOBA A
Rev Med Urug 2000; 16: 212-220
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Abstract

Late relapse of nonseminomatous testicular germ-cell tumors is a rare entity (2%-3%). Every patient with nonseminomatous testicular germ-cell tumor diagnosed at the Hospital de Clínicas (Servicio de Oncología Clínica) and Instituto Nacional de Oncología during a period of 15 years (1985-1999) was analyzed. Of 69 patients 21 met the criteria for nonseminonatous testicular germ-cell tumors, being included in the study. Only one patient had a late relapse (after two years), justifying this follow up study.

In addition, management of the condition and its results are also described. The importance of extending the follow up period longer than two years are outlined by the existence of 2-3% of patients with late relapse of nonseminomatous testicular germ-cell tumor and complete remission.