DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2320-1770.ijrcog20210759

Fertility preservation in non-seminomatous germ cell tumor: a case report

Nayana Patel, Niket Patel, Molina Patel, Yuvraj Jadeja, Harsha Bhadarka, Harmi Thakkar

Abstract


Testicular germ cell tumors (TGCTs) are the most common malignancy in young men in their peak fertility years. It can intrinsically and permanently affect fertility potential of an individual. Clinicians are advised to offer Fertility Preservation before initiating the treatment. We present one such case of presence of Neoplasm in testis, where semen was cryopreserved before operating it for fertility preservation and biological pregnancy was achieved. On further investigations, presence of neoplasm on left testis was diagnosed. However, neoplasms of the testes are unique in that way they affect men at a young age and also have a high survival rates. Cryopreservation of ejaculated or surgically retrieved sperm is currently the only established method of fertility preservation for post-pubertal man. The incidence as well as rates for testicular cancers have remained relatively low and if presented early on, can be cured and has good survival rates. Fertility awareness must be raised amongst the oncologist, gynecologist and patients.


Keywords


Testicular cancers, Fertility preservation, Testicular germ cell tumors, Non-seminomatous tumors

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