Testicular Metastasis of Primary Cecal Carcinoid Tumor

Guang Qian Xiao, Douglas R. Birns, Richard R.P. Warner, William Selleck, Pamela D. Unger

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Testicular carcinoids are rare and the majority are of primary testicular origin. Testicular carcinoids can also be secondary from extra-testicular primary tumors, but the incidence is even less common. The case described here is a patient who initially had an infiltrating cecal carcinoid with hepatic metastasis. Following surgery, he was managed with octreotide and had close monitoring of the levels of serum serotonin and its urinary metabolite. He experienced a fairly indolent clinical course and 5 years after excision of the primary cecal carcinoid, his hepatic lesion has virtually been unchanged. However, he developed a secondary testicular metastasis. He has otherwise remained well, without evidence of metastases elsewhere on imaging studies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)102-107
Number of pages6
JournalAnnals of Diagnostic Pathology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2004


  • Carcinoid
  • Metastasis
  • Testis


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