Retrogressed (burned‑out) testicular germ cell tumor disguising as duodenal gastrointestinal stromal tumor

Oncology, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Reports,2015,4,2,114-115.
Published:July 2015
Type:Letter to Editor
Author(s) affiliations:

Smiley Annie George, Ahmad Al‑Taleb, Sundus Hussein

Department of Histopathology, Mubarak Al‑Kabir Hospital, Jabriya, Kuwait



Testicular germ cell tumors (TGCT) most often present as masses in the testes but may uncommonly present with symptoms pertaining to the sites of their metastases. In the latter situation, the primary lesion may be clinically unapparent due to small size, central location or a true burned‑out/regressed tumor. The primary tumor can be overlooked in this clinical scenario which may lead to inappropriate patient management.

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