Prepubertal testicular tumors.

F Carvalho, B Leitão, A Reis, C Rodrigues


Prepubertal testis tumours (T.T) are rare, with different characteristics and clinical course to adults and with a better prognosis. The authors report the experience of Maria Pia Hospital's over a 15 year period. There were 8 cases of T.T.: 3 Yolk sac tumours, 3 teratomas, 1 Leydig cell tumour and 1 epidermoide cyst. All patients are submitted to an inguinal orchiectomy. Follow-up ranged between six months and 14 years. There was no recurrence of the disease in seven patients are without disease recurrence. Mortality was nil.

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