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Indian Journal of Cancer
Medknow Publications on behalf of Indian Cancer Society
ISSN: 0019-509X
EISSN: 1998-4774
Vol. 42, No. 4, 2005, pp. 208-210
Bioline Code: cn05038
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Indian Journal of Cancer, Vol. 42, No. 4, 2005, pp. 208-210

 en Case Report - Familial testicular tumour in two brothers: A case report
Gupta MK, Seam RK, Gurung DS, Kanika S

Abstract

Testicular tumors account for 1% of all cancers in men and it occurs in 1 in 500 men. Incidence of familial testicular tumours is rare. Total number of cases till the year 1992 in identical twins is 21, in brothers 82 and father-son both affected in 31 pairs. We report a case of two brothers presenting simultaneously with testicular tumours. Both were subjected to retrograde orchidectomy. Histopathologic examination of one revealed embryonal cell carcinoma and other mature teratoma of the testis. Patient with embryonal carcinoma was given adjuvant chemotherapy based on Bleomycin, Etoposide and cisplatinum (BEP) and one with mature teratoma was put on a follow up.

Keywords
testicular germ cell tumour (TGCT); familial testicular cancer; testicular intraepithelial neoplesia; chromosome Xq27

 
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