Journal of Gastrointestinal Cancer

, Volume 50, Issue 4, pp 1005–1008 | Cite as

Testicular Choriocarcinoma Metastasizing to the Small Bowel Causing Intussusception: Case Report

  • Shaimaa ElzamlyEmail author
  • Alireza Torabi
  • Osvaldo Padilla
Case Report


Testicular cancers are divided into germ cell tumors (GCT) and non-germ cell tumors. Testicular germ cell tumors (TGCT) are the most frequent malignancy among young men although they are uncommon among general population [1]. There are recent evidences that the incidence of TCGT TGCTs is are increasing among Hispanic men with an expected increase over the next decade [2]. Germ cell tumors are either seminomas or non-seminomas (NSGCT) [3]. Testicular choriocarcinoma is a highly aggressive vascular germ cell tumor with trophoblastic differentiation [4]. It is usually detected as a component of the mixed malignant germ cell tumors. However, in a pure form, it is exceedingly rare and compromise only 0.2–0.6% of all testis tumors [5].

Testicular choriocarcinoma is characterized by its early hematogenous and lymphatic spread, with frequent metastasis to the central nervous system, lungs, bone, liver, and lymph nodes. It usually presents with symptoms related to metastases rather...



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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shaimaa Elzamly
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Alireza Torabi
    • 1
  • Osvaldo Padilla
    • 1
  1. 1.Pathology DepartmentTexas Tech Health and Science CenterEl PasoUSA
  2. 2.Pathology department, Faculty of MedicineBenha UniversityBenhaEgypt

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