Epidural metastasis of testicular yolk sac tumor: an unusual cause of spinal cord compression. Case report

Pediatr Neurosurg. 1991-1992;17(3):139-41. doi: 10.1159/000120584.


Testicular tumors in the pediatric age group are rare. Yolk sac tumor (YST) is the most common malignant tumor of germinal origin in this group, and it may spread to the retroperitoneal lymph nodes. We have been unable to find any previously published report of metastasis of testicular YST to the epidural space of the spinal cord presenting as a cause of spinal cord compression.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Child, Preschool
  • Epidural Space
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mesonephroma / pathology
  • Mesonephroma / secondary*
  • Mesonephroma / surgery
  • Myelography
  • Neurologic Examination
  • Spinal Cord Compression / pathology
  • Spinal Cord Compression / surgery*
  • Spinal Neoplasms / pathology
  • Spinal Neoplasms / secondary*
  • Spinal Neoplasms / surgery
  • Testicular Neoplasms / pathology
  • Testicular Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Testis / pathology