Solitary cerebral metastasis from tumor of the testis: Some observations about treatment in two cases

M. Salvati, L. Cervoni, A. M. Vitale, M. Raguso, R. Caruso, R. Delfini

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Abstract

The authors describe two cases of solitary cerebral metastasis from non-seminatous germ cell tumors of the testis: in the first case, the histology was teratocarcinoma; in the second, it was embryonal carcinoma. Both patients underwent surgery, whole-brain radiotherapy and chemotherapy, and are still alive and disease-free after respectively 42 and 72 months. Although systemic metastasis from tumors of the testis are relatively common, they rarely involve the nervous system. A review of our cases and those reported in the literature shows that the outcome in these patients can be improved by the combined surgical, radiological and chemotherapeutic treatment of the metastasis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)173-175
Number of pages3
JournalItalian Journal of Neurological Sciences
Volume18
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1997

Keywords

  • Brain metastasis
  • non-seminomatous germ cell tumor of the testis
  • treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Dermatology

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