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Archivos Españoles de Urología (Ed. impresa)

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MARTINEZ RUIZ, Jesús et al. Metastasis to the tunica vaginalis testis from a primary mucinous tumor of the cecum. Arch. Esp. Urol. [online]. 2010, vol.63, n.3, pp.235-238. ISSN 0004-0614.

Objectives: We review the literature about secondary testicular tumors. Methods: We present the case of a patient with a metastatic mucus-secreting testicular tumor who presented in the emergency room with symptoms of acute scrotum 10 months after surgery for a mixed tumor of the cecum. This type of tumor is rare, and the treatment of choice is orchiectomy; nevertheless, the prognosis of such metastasis remains poor. Results: Because mucinous tumors can present late dissemination, long-term follow-up with assessment of the most common sites of metastasis is necessary. Our patient died 21 months after the initial diagnosis Conclusions: Testicular metastases and mucus-secreting intestinal tumor metastases are rare. These tumors occur in patients older than 60 years of age and young men. As in the case of primary tumors, the treatment is orchiectomy.

Keywords : Mucinous tumor; Metastasis; Testis.

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