Testis & epididymis
Germ cell tumors
Post-chemotherapy


Topic Completed: 1 January 2013

Minor changes: 10 September 2020

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PubMed search: Post chemotherapy resections [title]

Turki Al-Hussain, M.D.
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Cite this page: Al-Hussain T. Post-chemotherapy. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/testispostchemo.html. Accessed September 29th, 2020.
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

Contributed by Debra L. Zynger, M.D.

Lymph node with residual tumor (ypN3)

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