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Blunt testicular trauma results in rupture of mixed germ cell tumor
Division of Urology, Robert C. Byrd Health Science Center, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia, USA
Dec  2009 (Vol.  16, Issue  6, Pages( 4955 - 4957)
PMID: 20003680


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  • It is extremely rare that a documented case of blunt trauma results in rupture of a testicular tumor. We present the case of a 24-year-old man who was crushed by a tree who developed spontaneous testicular rupture. At surgical exploration, he was found to ultimately have a mixed germ cell tumor of the testicle. This case illustrates the importance of physical examination, patient clinical history, and scrotal ultrasound in the management of scrotal trauma. In this instance, the testicular mass ruptured and lead to significant testicular hemorrhage.