The modern testicular prosthesis: patient selection and counseling, surgical technique, and outcomes.
The modern testicular prosthesis: patient selection and counseling, surgical technique, and outcomes. Asian J Androl. 2019 Nov 19;: Authors: Hayon S, Michael J, Coward RM Abstract The testicular prosthesis can be an afterthought for providers when performing an orchiectomy for testicular cancer, torsion, atrophic testis, or trauma. However, data suggest that patients find the offer of a testicular prosthesis and counseling regarding placement to be extremely important from both a pragmatic and a psychosocial perspective. Only two-thirds of men undergoing orchiectomy are offered an implant at the time of orchiectomy and of those offered about one-third move forward with prosthesis placement. The relatively low acceptance rate is in stark contrast with high patient satisfaction and low complication rates for those who undergo the procedure. The most common postoperative patient concerns are minor and involve implant positioning, size, and weight. Herein, we provide an up-to-date review of modern preoperative evaluation, patient selection, expectation management, surgical technique, and expected outcomes for testicular prostheses. PMID: 31744995 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Do you count inguinal node as N1 (regional) or M1 (non-retroperitoneal LN) in testicular cancer? If we assume it’s T1?
Conclusions KLHL11-abs associate with a spectrum of syndromes and tumors wider than those previously reported; 44% of patients have concurrent neuronal antibodies, some of them (anti-NMDAR) pathogenically relevant. Brain immunostaining is not useful for routine screening of KLHL11-abs.
Conclusions: NLR appears to be a useful marker for TGCT. It is successful in predicting localized and non-localized disease in early postoperative period.
Mateusz M. Polaczek, Katarzyna Smolarczyk, Inga Baranska, Renata Langfort, Slawomir Majewski The increase in the number of syphilis cases is manifesting with new types of organ involvement. Here we present a case of testicular, skin, lung and bone lesions in secondary syphilis. Syphilis is a great pretender: some cases are misinterpreted as advanced cancer.
CONCLUSIONS: For young adult men with testicular cancer, finding benefit appears to promote well-being in the face of masculine cancer threat. PMID: 31928079 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Title: 'Less Is More' When it Comes to Testicular Cancer Chemo, Study SuggestsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/9/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/10/2020 12:00:00 AM
In this study, the association of survival outcome and the prognostic value of different metastatic sites in patients with metastatic testicular cancer was investigated.Methods: A dataset from the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) survey was selected for a retrospective metastatic testicular cancer cohort study. Patients with different metastatic sites were divided into corresponding groups for further analysis. Kaplan-Meier analysis with log-rank test was implemented for comparison of the survival distribution of cases. Multivariate Cox regression models were then applied to analyze the association of dist...
Cutting the amount of chemotherapy in half reduced serious side effects that can have a lifelong impact on a patient's health, said the team of British researchers.