Metastatic Seminoma in Ileum; Presented as Primary Small Intestine Tumor

Pasaoglu E., GÜCİN Z., Sevinc M. M., Bahadir F., Bozkurt E. R.

ISTANBUL MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.6, no.2, pp.43-46, 2005 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)
  • Page Numbers: pp.43-46
  • Keywords: Metastatic seminoma, ileum
  • Bezmialem Vakıf University Affiliated: No


Seminoma is a testicular tumor which has a better prognosis and lower metastatic potential than the other testicular germ cell tumors. Metastasis to small intestine is very rare. Our patient is a twentyfour years old, man, who underwent surgery for ileus. There was an annular tumor mass which was 3x2,5x1,5cm in the small intestine. Microscopically the tumor was infiltrating all the layers of the bowel wall and had the morphology of the classic type seminoma. When we called the patient for clinical information we learned that he underwent left orchiectomy for stage I seminoma 4 years ago and treated with postop RT. After the operation patient was examined with imaging methods for another tumor focus or lymphadeopathy but anything was found. We reported the case because of its presentation like a solitary primary small intestine tumor and because. of the rarity of seminoma metastasis to small intestine.