The Role of Imaging in Testicular Cancer Diagnosis, Staging and Follow-up


  • Nuray Voyvoda
  • Bekir Voyvoda
  • Özden Çamurdan

Received Date: 23.07.2016 Accepted Date: 05.10.2016 Bull Urooncol 2017;16(2):51-56

Although testicular cancer is relatively rare and accounting for approximately 1-1.5% of all cancers in men, it is the most frequent malignancy in young men. Testicular cancer can manifest in a variety of ways. A painless scrotal mass is the most common manifestation of it. Ultrasonography is frequently used, and should always be the initial imaging modality in assessing patients with scrotal masses. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging are used for staging and follow-up of testicular cancer. Radiologists play an important role in diagnosis, staging, and follow-up of testicular cancers. In this review, we aim to describe the imaging findings.

Keywords: Seminoma, nonseminomatous germ cell tumor, ultrasonography, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging

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