Rare presentation of a seminoma with mixed germ cell tumor in undescended inguinal testis

Siddhartha Verma, Heeralal Jakhar


Cryptorchidism is the most common predisposing factor in the development of testicular germ cell tumors. Seminoma is the most common malignancy developing in a cryptorchid testis. A rare case of seminoma with mixed germ cell tumor in an undescended testis is reported here. A 35-year-old male patient presented with swelling in left inguinal region science 1.5year. This  was smooth, firm to hard in consistency, restricted mobility and his left scrotum was empty. Serological markers α-FP, β-HCG, LDH were raised.  Sonography and CT scan revealed a testicular tumor in undescended left inguinal testis. High inguinal orchidectomy was done. Patient had an uneventful recovery. The histopathology report of biopsy revealed a seminoma with mixed germ cell tumor. Early diagnosis and management of the undescended testicle are needed to preserve fertility and improve early detection of testicular malignancy. Therapy should begin between six months and two years of age and may consist of hormone or surgical treatment.


Cryptorchidism, Mixed germ cell tumor, Undescended testis

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