Yolk Sac Tumor of Testis Diagnosed 10 years after Orchidopexy in 24-year-old Adult: A Case Report
Keywords:Yolk sac tumor, Germ cell tumor, Malignancy, cryptorchidism, orchidopexy.
Introduction: Yolk sac are a rare type of germ cell tumors that occurs most commonly in prepubertal age but are rare in adults.
Case report: We present a case of a yolk sac tumor in a 25-year-old man with a history of bilateral cryptorchidism diagnosed at the age of 10 for which bilateral orchidopexy was done at the age of 19.
Discussion: Delayed diagnosis of cryptorchidism are common in developing countries. Most adults with cryptorchidism prefer orchidopexy instead of orchiectomy. Due to a lack of adherence to follow-up, late presentation with complications is common.
Conclusion: Yolk sac tumor can rarely occur in cryptorchid testis after post-pubertal orchidopexy. As lack of adherence to follow-up is common in developing countries, orchidopexy should be avoided.
Medicine Today 2023 Vol.35(1): 67-69