Cervical mature teratoma 17 years after initial treatment of testicular teratocarcinoma: report of a late relapse.
ABSTRACT Late relapses of testicular germ cell tumor are uncommon. We report a case of cervical mature teratoma appeared 17 years after treatment of testicular teratocarcinoma.
A 20-year-old patient underwent left sided orchiectomy followed by systemic therapy and retroperitoneal residual mass resection in 1989. He remained in complete remission for 200 months. In 2005 a huge left supraclavicular neck mass with extension to anterior mediastinum appeared. Radical surgical resection of the mass was performed and pathologic examination revealed mature teratoma.
This is one of the longest long-term reported intervals of a mature teratoma after treatment of a testicular nonseminoma germ cell tumor. This case emphasizes the necessity for follow up of testicular cancer throughout the patient's life.
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ABSTRACT: Cervical neck teratoma in adult is rare. It has a distinctly different clinicopathological behavior compared to those of the neonate and infant. We report an 18-year-old man who presented with a benign cervical neck teratoma, and present a review of cervical neck teratoma in the literature. Surgery is the primary modality of treatment as malignant transformation occurs during adulthood. The diagnosis of malignancy is based on histopathologic examination. Adjuvant chemotherapy is indicated when malignancy is confirmed.
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ABSTRACT: Elastofibroma dorsi(EFD) is slow-growing, benign, soft tissue tumor of unclear pathogenesis, typically located at the subscapular region of elderly people. It may be unilateral or bilateral. As it exhibits benign behavior, it should be surgically removed only in symptomatic patients. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a useful tool for assessment of EFD and can potentially help avoid the need for unnecessary biopsy and surgery. A 62-year-old woman presented with 2 years complaint of back pain, particularly aggravated with shoulder movements and swelling with bilateral elastofibroma dorsi. Both masses were totally excised with bilateral posterolateral subscapular incision. Symptoms were completely controlled and significant discomfort from the surgical procedure was completely resolved with in a few weeks interval from the operation. The pathogenesis of the EFD still remains unclear. Elastofibroma dorsi has an unspecific clinical presentation and can be confused with other tumors of the periscapular region Imaging studies are useful for diagnosis. Elastofibroma dorsi is benign soft tissue tumor mostly observed in the subscapular regions of elderly female patients. The surgery is indicated in symptomatic cases and must be confined to simple excision of the lesion. Copyright © 2014 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.. All rights reserved.11/2014; 5(12):1139-1141. DOI:10.1016/j.ijscr.2014.10.032
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ABSTRACT: Germ cell tumors (GCTs) are relatively rare neoplasms considered to be curable malignancies since the introduction of cisplatin. The presence of neck metastasis has been reported, with fewer reports of metastatic mature teratoma. In this study, 3 cases of "benign neck" metastasis in patients with GCT between 1998 and 2010 were reviewed retrospectively. In all 3 cases the presenting clinical sign was a left lower neck mass, leading to the diagnosis of the primary site in the testis. All had surgical salvage following chemotherapy, with benign lesions or mature teratoma in histopathology of the neck mass. Chemotherapy was followed by salvage lower-half neck dissection showing benign features in the neck specimen, even though malignancy was proven histologically in other areas. Only 1 patient had a postoperative chyle leak, which resolved spontaneously after several days. Neck dissection is recommended in those patients because malignancy cannot be excluded.International surgery 01/2015; 100(1):164-168. DOI:10.9738/INTSURG-D-13-00157.1 · 0.25 Impact Factor