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Surgery for Testicular Cancer

  • Gillian L. Smith
  • Timothy J. Christmas

Abstract

Testicular germ cell tumors are highly curable, even when metastatic at presentation. Although this is largely because of their sensitivity to platinum-based chemotherapy, well-timed surgical intervention is also crucial in achieving a high cure rate. The diagnosis is usually established by inguinal orchidectomy, and orchidectomy alone represents adequate treatment for many patients. Operative removal of metastatic disease, usually after chemotherapy, is also highly effective and may be curative. Thus the importance of surgical treatment for testicular cancer should not be underestimated.

Keywords

Inferior Vena Cava Testicular Cancer Testis Cancer Urologic Cancer Nonseminomatous Germ Cell 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gillian L. Smith
    • 1
  • Timothy J. Christmas
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of UrologyThe Royal Free HospitalLondonUK
  2. 2.Department of Urology Imperial College School of MedicineCharing Cross HospitalLondonUK

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