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Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
Medknow Publications on behalf of the Association of Radiation Oncologists of India (AROI)
ISSN: 0973-1482
EISSN: 1998-4138
Vol. 6, No. 1, 2010, pp. 89-91
Bioline Code: cr10019
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
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Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics, Vol. 6, No. 1, 2010, pp. 89-91

 en Late solitary testicular metastasis from rectal cancer
Venkitaraman, Ramachandran; George, Mathew; Weerasooriya, Suranga & Selva-Nayagam, Sid

Abstract

Isolated testicular metastasis from rectal cancer is rare. We describe the case of a patient who presented with a locally advanced rectal malignancy and underwent multimodality treatment with low anterior resection, postoperative radiotherapy and adjuvant chemotherapy. He developed a painless testicular nodule while on follow-up, five years after the diagnosis of primary rectal cancer. Histopathology and immunohistochemistry of orchidectomy specimen were compatible with a metastatic adenocarcinoma of rectal origin. We hypothesize that this phenomenon of isolated relapse in a sanctuary site could be due to the altered biology and pattern of metastasis as a result of effective adjuvant systemic chemotherapy. Treatment of late isolated relapse in the testis needs to be ascertained.

Keywords
MeSH terms, rectal cancer, testicular metastasis

 
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