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January 15, 1938

THE MANAGEMENT OF TUMOR OF THE TESTICLE

Author Affiliations

SAN FRANCISCO; LOS ANGELES

JAMA. 1938;110(3):188-190. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790030022006
Abstract

Usually the general practitioner of medicine, not the specialist, first sees the patient with a neoplasm of the testicle. Although uncommon, such tumors are not extremely rare. Most of them are very malignant, and it is only by early diagnosis and proper treatment that any patients are cured. New methods of diagnosis and of treatment have made possible earlier recognition and better management, with the result that more patients can be cured than ever before. This recently accumulated knowledge has not become generally known. It is the present purpose to discuss briefly what would seem to be the logical management of the patient in the light of recent knowledge. Two illustrative cases of unusual interest are reported. An analysis of fifty-eight cases of tumor of the testicle, in all of which hormonal tests were made, forms the basis for the following outline of the seven steps of management. The majority

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