Testicular mixed germ cell tumors

Testicular mixed germ cell tumors are, as the name suggests, testicular tumors composed of two or more types of germ cell tumor. They are considered to be part of non-seminomatous germ cell tumors, as it is that component which dictates prognosis and treatment. 

Overall they account for over 10% of all testicular cancers (15% of all testicular germ cell tumors which account for 90% of all testicular cancers) 1.

Epidemiology, clinical presentation and radiographic features will correspond to the components of the tumor. Treatment and prognosis will be dictated by the most malignant component. Please refer to:

See also

Germ cell tumours
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Article information

rID: 11097
System: Urogenital
Tag: testes, refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Testicular mixed germ cell tumors
  • Mixed germ cell tumours of the testes
  • Testicular mixed germ cell tumour
  • Testicular mixed germ cell tumor
  • Mixed germ cell tumours of the testis
  • Mixed germ cell tumors of the testis

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  • Figure 1: pathologic specimen
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  • Case 1 : metastatic mixed germ cell tumor of testis
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