Pulmonary metastasis: very late relapse of testicular embryonal carcinoma

https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2020.1206

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  • Martina Flora Department of Translational Medical Sciences, University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”, Naples, Italy.
  • Adriano Costigliola | adriano.costigliola@studenti.unicampania.it Università degli studi della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, reparto di pneumologia, ospedale Monaldi, Italy.
  • Sabrina Lavoretano Department of Translational Medical Sciences, University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”, Naples, Italy.
  • Mariano Mollica Department of Translational Medical Sciences, University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”, Naples, Italy.
  • Carmelindo M.E. Tranfa Department of Translational Medical Sciences, University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”, Naples, Italy.
  • Fabio Perrotta Department of Medicine and Health Sciences V. Tiberio, University of Molise, Campobasso, Italy.
  • Cecilia Calabrese Department of Translational Medical Sciences, University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”, Naples, Italy.

Abstract

Testicular carcinoma recurrences represent a rare finding (1-6% in non-seminomatous germ cell tumours). However, cases of recurrence have been described many years later. We report a case of late recurrence of embryonic testicular carcinoma, after 26 years, with pulmonary metastases. Following evidence of increase of alpha-fetoprotein (AFP), the patient underwent a total body computed tomography scan that exhibited two pulmonary nodules, one in upper left lobe and other in left hilar region with multiple mediastinal and retrocrural lymph node enlargements All consolidations showed increased sugar uptake value at PET CT. Biopsies of lung consolidations confirmed diagnosis of recurrence of testicular carcinoma.

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Published
2020-04-08
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Pneumology - Case Reports
Keywords:
embryonal carcinoma, pulmonary metastasis, lung cancer, testicular cancer
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Flora, Martina, Adriano Costigliola, Sabrina Lavoretano, Mariano Mollica, Carmelindo M.E. Tranfa, Fabio Perrotta, and Cecilia Calabrese. 2020. “Pulmonary Metastasis: Very Late Relapse of Testicular Embryonal Carcinoma”. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease 90 (1). https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2020.1206.

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