Adult testicular pure yolk sac tumor

Urol Int. 2001;67(1):94-6. doi: 10.1159/000050956.


Here we describe the clinical, ultrasonographic and histological features of a rare pure adult yolk sac tumor detected in the right testis of a 44-year-old male. Due to the rarity of this neoplasm (less than 10 cases have been reported), there is no unanimous consensus for therapy following inguinal orchiectomy. We believe that nerve-sparing retroperitoneal lymph node dissection could be potentially curative and useful for future interpretations of this tumor's potential evolution.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Endodermal Sinus Tumor / pathology*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Testicular Neoplasms / pathology*