Testicular and testicular adnexa tumors in the elderly

Vincenzo Gigantino, Elvira La Mantia, Renato Franco, Sabrina Cecere, Sabrina Rossetti, Marilena Di Napoli, Carmela Pisano, Massimiliano Berretta, Antonio Galzerano, Gerardo Botti, Sandro Pignata, Gaetano Facchini

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Neoplasms in the testis and in the testicular adnexa of elderly patients are completely different from those observed in younger patients. Indeed, although conventional seminomas and nonseminomas are mainly observed in the age range of 20-45 years, spermatocytic seminoma, malignant Leydig tumors, and lymphomas in the testis and sarcomas in the paratesticular region are encountered in individuals older than 60 years of age. Here, we discuss the testis and paratesticular region neoplasm more commonly diagnosed in elderly men.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)228-236
Number of pages9
JournalAnti-Cancer Drugs
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2013


  • Burkitt lymphoma
  • diffuse B-cell lymphoma
  • Leydig tumor
  • liposarcoma and leiomiosarcoma
  • nonseminoma
  • seminoma
  • spermatocytic seminoma
  • testicular adnexa
  • testis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacology (medical)
  • Cancer Research
  • Oncology


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