Rare late metastasis of testis seminoma to the bladder


  • Ali Rıza Türkoğlu Şevket Yılmaz Edicational and Resorch Hospital
  • Soner Coban
  • Muhammet Guzelsoy
  • Murat Demirbas
  • Nazmi Mutlu
  • Omer Yalcin




bladder, hematuria, late metastasis, orchiectomy, seminoma


A 45-year-old male presented to our clinic with complaining of hematuria for a month. The investigations showed a 59 × 24-mm myxoid mass on the right lateral bladder wall and this was removed with transurethral resection. The histopathology evaluation result was seminoma (classic type). The medical history revealed that the patient had undergone inguinal orchiectomy for a testis tumour 10 years before and the diagnosis was classic type seminoma. He received chemotherapy following the orchiectomy, but had not gone for follow-up after the first year. There was no other metastasis and he was put on the iphosphamide, etoposide, cisplatin (IPE) protocol. The patient has been disease-free for the last 5 months and the tumour markers and cystoscopy were normal. Testis tumours can rarely cause other organ metastases in the late stage even if curative surgery and chemo-radiotherapy were initially administered. Proper follow-up is crucial. It is also necessary to query the tumour history when a tumour in any organ is considered.


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Türkoğlu, A. R., Coban, S., Guzelsoy, M., Demirbas, M., Mutlu, N., & Yalcin, O. (2015). Rare late metastasis of testis seminoma to the bladder. Canadian Urological Association Journal, 9(11-12), E823–5. https://doi.org/10.5489/cuaj.3250