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Spermatocele

What is a spermatocele? A spermatocele is a non-cancerous fluid-filled space that develops in a part of the testicle called the epididymis. While most small spermatoceles will resolve on their own over time, large spermatoceles can cause pain and may need to be surgically removed. What causes a spermatocele? For most patients, a cause is …
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Yolk sac tumour of the testis

What is a yolk-sac tumour? Yolk-sac tumour is a type of cancer. In males, the tumour often starts in the testicle where it is part of a group of cancers known as germ-cell tumours. Yolk-sac tumour is the most common type of testicular tumour in young children and it typically responds well to chemotherapy. Germ …
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Mixed germ cell tumour of the testis

What is a mixed germ-cell tumour? A mixed germ-cell tumour is a type of testicular cancer made up of more than one type of germ-cell tumour. The types of germ cell tumours that may be found in a mixed germ cell tumour are seminoma, embryonal carcinoma, yolk sac tumour, teratoma, and choriocarcinoma. Mixed germ-cell tumours …
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