The growing teratoma syndrome

Chest. 1991 Jul;100(1):259-60. doi: 10.1378/chest.100.1.259.

Abstract

A 26-year-old man presented with multiple pulmonary nodules and a left testicular mass. Combination chemotherapy for a malignant, mixed germ cell testicular tumor resulted in shrinkage of the pulmonary nodules and normalization of the tumor markers (beta-HCG, LDH and AFP). Subsequent surgical excision performed for enlargement of the pulmonary nodules revealed mature teratomas, diagnostic of the GTS.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Biomarkers, Tumor / analysis
  • Dermoid Cyst / diagnosis
  • Dermoid Cyst / diagnostic imaging
  • Dermoid Cyst / pathology
  • Dermoid Cyst / secondary*
  • Humans
  • Lung / diagnostic imaging
  • Lung / pathology
  • Lung Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Lung Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging
  • Lung Neoplasms / pathology
  • Lung Neoplasms / secondary*
  • Male
  • Radiography
  • Testicular Neoplasms / pathology

Substances

  • Biomarkers, Tumor