Ann Clin Surg | Volume 4, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

A case of mature cystic teratoma and retroperitoneal mass in a 26-Year-Old Male

Al-Karaja L1*, Abu-Hilal LH1 , Bast AF2 , Moraqtan MF1 , AbuGhoush NM3 , Al-Tayeh RHA4 , Barbarawi W5 and Aldeen RS5

1Al-Quds University, Jerusalem, Palestine 2Palestine Polytechnic University, Palestine
3 Iuliu Hațieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania
4 Misr University for Science and Technology, Egypt
5 Al Makassed Charitable Islamic Hospital, Jerusalem, Palestin

*Correspondance to: Layth Al-Karaja 

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Although testicular cancer accounts for only about 1% of all cancers, it is the most common solid malignancy among men between 15 and 35 years of age and has a good prognosis. It most commonly spreads to retroperitoneal lymph nodes but few cases reported a metastasis to soft tissue. Teratoma is a subtype of non-seminal germ cell cancer and it is considered a rare type in adults. Here, we reported a case of a 26-year-old male patient who was diagnosed with testicular cancer and Computed Tomography (CT) scan shows left retroperitoneal mass engulfing the aorta and left kidney, treated by chemotherapy and orchiectomy, but unfortunately the mass didn’t regress so he underwent additional surgical management and the retroperitoneal tumor was removed and a mature cystic teratoma was observed. The patient was then discharged with good general condition.


Testicular Cancer; Teratoma; Orchiectomy; CT


Al-Karaja L, Abu-Hilal LH, Bast AF, Moraqtan MF, AbuGhoush NM, AlTayeh RHA, et al. A Case of Mature Cystic Teratoma and Retroperitoneal Mass in a 26-Year-Old Male. Ann Clin Surg. 2023; 4(1): 1026..

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