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Acta Cirurgica Brasileira

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COLOGNA, Adauto José et al. Testicular tumors in childhood. Acta Cir. Bras. [online]. 2003, vol.18, suppl.5, pp.52-54. ISSN 0102-8650.

This is a review article on epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment of testes tumors in childhood that represents 1 to 2% of the solid. Germ tumors represent 60 to 75% of pediatric testes tumors of whom the most common is the yolk sac tumor that usually is treated by radical orquiectomy. Teratoma is the second in frequency that has a benign behavior in childhood and can be managed by watchful waiting or partial orquiectomy. Leydig cell and Sertoli cell tumors are the most common of the gonad stroma and both can be treated plain orquiectomy.

Keywords : Yolk sac tumor; Teratoma; Leydig [Sertoli]; Testes.

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