Pediatric Testicular Tumors



Primary testicular tumors in pediatric patients represent a rare entity, especially in the prepubertal male. The incidence of testicular neoplasms in children is approximately one tenth of that in adults. Although clinical presentation is similar, differences exist in terms of histological distribution, the incidence of malignancy, and the likelihood of metastatic disease. These differences have led to unique management strategies in children. Initial therapy still involves excision of the primary lesion. As in most adult patients, the prognosis in children is excellent, with overall patient survival approximating 100%. To help better define management of these tumors, the Prepubertal Testis Tumor Registry was established by the American Academy of Pediatrics in 1980 and has compiled data regarding presentation, treatment, and outcomes.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Pediatric UrologyUniversity of Washington, Seattle Children’s HospitalSeattleUSA

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