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The Korean Journal of Pathology 1995;29(2): 228-231.
Primary Carcinoid Tumor of the Testis: A case report.
Yikyeong Chun, Yeon Lim Suh
1Department of Pathology, In je University, Sanggye Paik Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
2Department of Pathology, Samsung Medical Center, Seoul, Korea.
ABSTRACT
Primary carcinoid tumors of the testis are exceedingly rare. They may originate as a pure form or as part of a testicular teratoma. To diagnose a testicular tumor as primary carcinoid, the possibility of metastasig must be carefully excluded. To our knowlege, none has been reported in Korean literature. We present a case of primary testicular carcinoid in a 36-year-old man. He had a painless, palpable mass on the right scrotum for 4 years. He underwent a radical orchiectomy. He is free of disease during 20 months postoperatively. Histologically and ultrastructurally this tumor showed a typical feature of carcinoid tumor of midgut derivation. A flow cytometric DNA analysis of this mass contained an aneuploid cell population.
Key Words: Carcinoid; Testis