Acclerated growth of testicular cancer after cytoreductive surgery.

Abstract

Surgical removal of bulky metastases of non-seminomatous germ-cell testicular cancer has been advocated as an adjuvant to chemotherapy in patients whose disease probably is too extensive to be cured by chemotherapy or surgery alone. However, in 8 of our patients, cytoreductive surgery was followed by a sudden and dramatic exacerbation of the disease. In… (More)

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