What is Testicular Seminoma with Syncytiotrophoblastic Cells?
Testicular seminoma with syncytiotrophoblastic cells is a type of tumour that originates from the testis and is composed of giant syncytiotrophoblastic cells. It is a tumour that grows from the uncontrolled division of reproductive or germ cells. In females, the germ cells are known as ova or eggs, and in men, sperms. It is a type of tumour that arises from the testes and consists of predominant syncytiotrophoblastic cells; these syncytiotrophoblastic cells are usually similar to the syncytiotrophoblastic cells of the placenta.
What is Syncytiotrophoblastic Tumor?
A particular kind of cancer arises from syncytiotrophoblastic cells. These are the cells that make up the placenta and aid in the embryo’s attachment to the uterus through the placenta to get blood and nutrition from the mother. If these cells are still present after delivery cancer can form. Similar cells can be seen in testicular seminoma with syncytiotrophoblastic cells.
Although the exact cause is unknown, some hereditary and genetic alterations are thought to play a role in the tumour’s development.
Signs and Symptoms
The patient may suffer from the following signs and symptoms. These are
- A palpable (able to be touched or felt) mass in the scrotum
- Swelling of the scrotum
- Pain in the testes that can radiate (move) to the groin or abdomen
The following diagnostic tests and procedures can be used to make a diagnosis. These are
- A physical examination of the pelvic area (hip) to see unusual changes in the scrotum, to asses any mass or lump in this area
- Imaging tests like scrotal ultrasonography (USG), CT-scan testis, CT-scan abdomen, CT scan chest, and brain to detect the tumor size, site and metastasis.
- Tumour Biopsy
- Blood tests to check Serum B-HCG level
The main treatment options are the surgical removal of the testis (orchidectomy), a few abdominal lymph nodes, and chemotherapy.
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