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Tumors of the Testis: Lymphography and other Imaging Techniques

  • R. Musumeci
  • J. D. Tesoro-Tess
  • A. Milani
  • E. Ceglia
  • F. Zanoni
  • G. Pizzocaro
Part of the Ettore Majorana International Science Series book series (EMISS, volume 8)

Abstract

For the evaluation of the retroperitoneal lymph nodes in cancer of the testis, a number of radiological investigations can be used. These diagnostic tools include urography, phlebography, lymphangiography, ultrasound and computed tomography. Each of these procedures has a different diagnostic accuracy, sensitivity, and specificity. As a general rule, the more traditional investigations, which are indirect, are less useful in the identification of retroperitoneal lymph node metastases. As a rule, the diagnostic value of a radiological procedure, either direct or indirect, is much lower when the diagnostic tool is used alone than when a combination of two or more procedures is used.

Keywords

Testicular Tumor Retroperitoneal Lymph Node Mature Teratoma Testicular Vein Testicular Carcinoma 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Musumeci
    • 1
  • J. D. Tesoro-Tess
    • 1
  • A. Milani
    • 1
  • E. Ceglia
    • 1
  • F. Zanoni
    • 1
  • G. Pizzocaro
    • 1
  1. 1.Istituto Nazionale TumoriMilanItaly

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