Retroperitoneal relapse under post-orchiectomy surveillance in stage I testicular seminoma: A report of two cases

Haruki Kaku, Nobuyuki Kusaka, Takanori Murakami, Yasuo Yamamoto, Yoshiyuki Miyaji, Yasutomo Nasu, Tomoyasu Tsushima, Hiromi Kumon

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Abstract

Although a low relapse rate and excellent survival are expected with our surveillance policy for stage I testicular seminoma, bulky relapse may occur in those patients who do not receive a regular follow-up. In such cases, aggressive chemotherapy is required. Two cases of retroperitoneal relapse under post-orchiectomy surveillance are herein reported. One patient had a bulky relapse and received 4 courses of BEP chemotherapy followed by retroperitoneal lymph node dissection. The other patient was treated with 3 courses of BEP chemotherapy. Although our surveillance policy is acceptable for stage I seminoma, we must keep in mind that bulky relapse is possible in those cases which receive irregular follow-up.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)463-465
Number of pages3
JournalNishinihon Journal of Urology
Volume61
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 1999

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Keywords

  • Lymph node
  • Seminoma
  • Stage I
  • Surveillance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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Kaku, H., Kusaka, N., Murakami, T., Yamamoto, Y., Miyaji, Y., Nasu, Y., Tsushima, T., & Kumon, H. (1999). Retroperitoneal relapse under post-orchiectomy surveillance in stage I testicular seminoma: A report of two cases. Nishinihon Journal of Urology, 61(5), 463-465.