Congenital anomalies in children with testicular germ cell tumor

J Urol. 1980 Dec;124(6):889-91. doi: 10.1016/s0022-5347(17)55714-6.


The incidence and type of congenital anomalies associated with childhood testicular germ cell tumors were studied retrospectively in 25 patients (20 cases of yolk sac tumor and 5 cases of teratoma). Congenital anomalies were observed in 3 patients with yolk sac tumors and in 1 patient who had a mature teratoma. The abnormalities observed included individual cases of retrocaval ureter, diverticulum of the bladder, Down's syndrome and an ipsilateral inguinal hernia. Children with a testicular tumor should be examined closely for congenital abnormalities.

MeSH terms

  • Child, Preschool
  • Congenital Abnormalities*
  • Down Syndrome / complications
  • Hernia, Inguinal / congenital
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Mesonephroma / complications*
  • Teratoma / complications*
  • Testicular Neoplasms / complications*
  • Ureter / abnormalities
  • Urinary Bladder / abnormalities