Correlation of Age with Histopathological Type of Testicular Tumors

Syed Qaiser Hussain Naqvi, Abdul Latif Ansari, Nazar Ali Memon, Jan Muhammad Memon, Anwar Ali Akhund


Background: The aim of the study was to find out the frequency and histopathologic type of various testicular tumors in correlation with age of the patients in our setup.

Material and Methods: It was a retrospective, descriptive study carried out at the Department of Pathology, Peoples Medical College, Nawabshah, Pakistan. All testicular tumors diagnosed from January 1991 to December 2005 were included in the study. The clinical data and surgical pathology reports with haematoxylin & eosin stained slides were obtained from the record. All the cases were reviewed and results tabulated. The patients were divided into six age groups and the tumors classified according to the pathological classification of testicular tumors.

Results: During this period 73 cases of testicular tumors were diagnosed in the department. All cases were diagnosed as germ cell tumors (100%); consisting of 57 (78.1%) cases of single histologic type and 16 (21.9%) cases of mixed germ cell tumors. Most of the cases presented in the 3rd and 4th decades. Seminoma was found to be the commonest tumor in 27 (37%) cases, embryonal carcinoma in 29 (27.4%) cases, teratocarcinoma in 11 (15.1%) cases, yolk sac tumor and teratoma each in 5 (6.8%) cases, embryonal carcinoma with seminoma in 3 (4.1%) cases and teratoma with seminoma in 2 (2.8%) cases.

Conclusion: In this study the ages of the patients and the frequency and histopathological findings in testicular tumors, with few exceptions are similar to other studies from different parts of the world, confirming the worldwide similarity of these parameters.

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