Document Type

Case Report


Pathology and Laboratory Medicine


Spermatocytic tumor is a rare germ cell tumor not related to germ cell neoplasia in situ, and derived from postpubertal-type germ cells. It was previously called "Spermatocytic Seminoma" due to false belief of its origin from germ cell neoplasia in situ. The tumor usually occurs in an older age group and orchidectomy is curative. We present a case of spermatocytic tumor in a 25-year male who presented with right-sided testicular swelling and right-sided varicocele. Radiology revealed a 9.8 × 9 cm testicular mass and the patient underwent right-sided orchidectomy. Microscopic examination showed classic morphology with three characteristic cell types and diagnosis of spermatocytic tumor was made. Key Words: Spermatocytic tumor, testis, young.

Publication (Name of Journal)

Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan : JCPSP