Case report. Spermatocytic tumour: a rare testicular tumour Case report. Spermatocytaire tumor: een zeldzame testiculaire tumor

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van Renterghem A. R. P. K. M., Laguna M. D. P., Ferong K. B. M., Clarijs R., Jacobs R. A. L.

Tijdschrift voor Urologie, vol.13, no.4, pp.92-95, 2023 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s13629-023-00392-3
  • Journal Name: Tijdschrift voor Urologie
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, Academic Search Premier
  • Page Numbers: pp.92-95
  • Keywords: orchiectomy, spermatocytic seminoma, spermatocytic tumor, testicular tumor
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes


A spermatocytic tumor is a rare tumour that has only been found in 1–12% of patients presenting with a testicular germ cell tumour. The tumor metastasizes only in few cases, having more chance when sarcomatoid or anaplastic transformation is seen. Orchiectomy without radio- and chemotherapy has been advised as standard therapy. In this case report, we describe a 68-year old patient with a testicular mass in his left hemiscrotum. An ultrasound showed two hypo-echogenic lobulated nodular laesions. Normal serum tumor marker level was observed. An inguinal orchiectomy was performed. Histopathological examination showed a spermatocytic tumour. Knowledge about a spermatocytic tumour and its hallmarks are essential. A short follow-up with CT and physical examination is advised.