Metastatic Testicular Carcinoid Tumour

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HY Lau, V Lai

Hong Kong J Radiol 2013;16:69-73

DOI: 10.12809/hkjr1311063

Carcinoid tumours occur predominantly in the gastrointestinal tract and bronchial system of the lungs, but they can originate in less common anatomical sites such as the testes, which accounts for <1% of all testicular neoplasms. Carcinoid tumour is a rare and indolent neoplasm with the potential for distant metastasis. We report on a man with metastatic right testicular carcinoid tumour who had multiple liver and bone metastases. The radiological and clinicopathological features of carcinoid tumours are also reviewed.





類癌主要發生在胃腸道及肺部支氣管,但也可原發於罕見部位,如睪丸;佔所有睪丸腫瘤的1%。類 癌是一種罕見、無痛的腫瘤,可以遠處轉移。本文報告一名右側轉移性睾丸類癌病人,他同時有多 發性肝和骨轉移癌。本文續討論類癌的放射學和臨床病理特徵。