Testis and epididymis
Germ cell tumors
Postchemotherapy resections

Author: Turki Al-Hussain, M.D.

Revised: 30 July 2018, last major update January 2013

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PubMed search: Post chemotherapy resections [title]

Cite this page: Al-Hussain, T. Postchemotherapy resections. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/testispostchemo.html. Accessed October 16th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Presence of tumor after chemotherapy may determine need for additional chemotherapy
  • Therapy related changes are foamy macrophages, fibroblastic proliferation, necrotic tumor cells
  • Persistent teratoma often shows therapy related atypia in tumor and storma but this has no prognostic significance
Gross images

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Contributed by Debra Zynger, M.D.

Lymph node with residual tumor (ypN3)