Evaluation of radiotherapy and/or surgicopathological staging after chemotherapy in the management of metastatic germ cell tumours.


Thirty of 83 patients with metastatic germ cell tumours undergoing cytotoxic chemotherapy have required post-treatment surgicopathological staging and in ten of these, viable malignancy was detected. In 8, cystic mature teratoma was excised. Though this surgery can be extremely difficult and in 12 of the 30 cases necrotic tissue only was excised, the… (More)


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