Year : 2020  |  Volume : 32  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 132-134

Partial orchiectomy: Experience of four cases in a secondary hospital of greece

Department of Urology, Ygeias Melathron Hospital, Athens, Greece

Correspondence Address:
Jason Kyriazis
Department of Urology, Ygeias Melathron Hospital, 4-6 Thereianou Street, 114 73 Athens
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/HUAJ.HUAJ_16_20

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Aim of the Study: The aim of this study is to review our collective experience with partial orchectomy due to testicular tumors in a secondary hospital of Greece. Materials and Methods: In total four young patients with relative indications for a partial orchectomy (single testis and/or tumors <2 cm in diameter, patient consent for a close follow-up, negative tumor markers) underwent partial orchiectomy in our institution. All operations were performed under clamping of the spermatic cord, and postoperative period was uneventful. Results: Pathology examination revealed one case of Sertoli cell only tumor, one patient with testicular cancer of mixed pathology (embryonal and teratoma), one case of organized hematoma, and one case with focal atypical inflammation. Patients underwent a close follow-up protocol. The patient with the mixed tumor was subjected to adjuvant chemotherapy with BEP (bleomycin, etoposide, cisplatin). The patient with atypical inflammation had a single testis due to a history of contralateral seminoma. During follow-up, he developed local tumor recurrence and underwent orchiectomy that revealed the presence of seminoma. The patient was set under testosterone replacement therapy. Conclusions: Partial orchiectomy represents a safe treatment option in the management of small testicular tumors. A benign pathology in up to 50% of cases should be expected. In case of both malignant and benign pathologies, a close follow-up is deemed necessary for the timely recognition of local recurrences in case of insufficient cancer eradication.

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