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Pathology of Tumors of the Testis in Children

  • Desmond Magner

Abstract

According to Young et al.1 2 to 5% of testicular tumors occur in children. Collins and Pugh2 found that, of 952 testicular tumors, 20 (2%) occurred in patients under 15 years of age and, of 22 paratesticular sarcomas, six (27%) were in children in this age group. At the Canadian Tumor Reference Centre, 31 (7%) of 456 testicular tumors and seven (29%) of 24 paratesticular sarcomas were in patients under 15 years. Table 1 shows the Reference Centre’s series of 38 testicular and paratesticular tumors in children, grouped according to histologic type. Thirty-one were testicular neoplasms. Five of the six rhabdomyosarcomas and two of the three neoplasms listed as “other” were paratesticular.

Keywords

Malignant Lymphoma Embryonal Carcinoma Reticulum Cell Testicular Tumor Endodermal Sinus Tumor 
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© Ontario Cancer Treatment and Research Foundation 1973

Authors and Affiliations

  • Desmond Magner
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of PathologyUniversity of OttawaCanada
  2. 2.Ottawa General HospitalCanada
  3. 3.Canadian Tumor Reference CentreNational Cancer Institute of CanadaCanada
  4. 4.Department of PathologyUniversity of OttawaOttawaCanada

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