Testicular tumors: presentation and role of diagnostic delay.

  title={Testicular tumors: presentation and role of diagnostic delay.},
  author={Klaus-Peter Dieckmann and Thomas Becker and Heinz W Bauer},
  journal={Urologia internationalis},
  volume={42 4},
180 patients with testicular germ cell tumors were evaluated in a retrospective study concerning the features of presentation and diagnostic delay. Mean duration of symptoms was 170 days, being different for seminoma and nonseminoma, and showing a continuous decrease since 1969. Duration of symptoms was longest in stage I seminoma. In the nonseminoma group the longest interval was observed in stage III. It is concluded that only in nonseminoma a prolonged delay exerts adverse effects on… CONTINUE READING