Journal of Case Reports in Medical Science
 

Journal of Case Reports in Medical Science, ISSN No. : 2456-9143, Vol.: 3, Issue.: 4

Case Report

A SPERMATOCYTIC TUMOUR - A RARE CASE REPORT

 

SHARMISTHA ROUT1* AND P. KARKUZHALI1

1Department of Pathology, Sree Balaji Medical College and Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

Abstracts

The spermatocytic tumour is a rare neoplasm of the testis and classified as a germ cell tumour. The name of the tumour comes from the similarity (under the microscope) between the small cells of the tumour and secondary spermatocytes. It was previously classified as ‘Spermatocytic Seminoma’.

They make up only 1-2% of all testicular germ cell tumours. Men presenting with this tumour are generally 50-60 years old and its occurence is rare in men less than 30 years old. Most of these patients present with slow, painless testicular enlargement, which may involve both testes.

Keywords :

Testicular tumour; germ cell tumour; seminoma; painless testicular enlargement.