Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Testicle: seminoma

Contributor(s): Daniel Smeak

Introduction

  • Cause: predisposed by cryptorchidism.
  • Mean age: 10 years.
  • Signs: may be obvious testicular enlargement.
  • Occasionally estrogenic signs.
  • Diagnosis: histopathology.
  • Prognosis: approximately 5-10% metastasis - usually regionally to sublumbar nodes.
  • Treatment: castration.

Pathogenesis

Pathophysiology

  • 5-10% metastasize - usually regionally to sublumbar nodes (less commonly to mesenteric lymph nodes, spleen, lungs).

Diagnosis

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Treatment

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Prevention

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Outcomes

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Ohaliwal R S, Kitchell B E, Knight B L et al (1999) Treatment of aggressive testicular tumors in 4 dogs. JAAHA 35 (4), 311-318 PubMed.
  • McDonald R K, Walker M, Legendre A M et al (1988) Radiotherapy of metastatic seminoma in the dog. Case reports. JVIM 2 (2), 103-7 PubMed.

Other sources of information

  • Madewell B R & Theilen G H (1987)Tumors of the urogenital tract.In:Veterinary Cancer Medicine.Eds: B R Madewell & G H Theilen. Philadelphia: Lee & Febinger. pp 583-600.


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