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February 1945

TESTICULAR TUMORS

Author Affiliations

MEDICAL CORPS, ARMY OF THE UNITED STATES
From the Urological Section of the Surgical Service, Brooke General Hospital, Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

Arch Surg. 1945;50(2):63-66. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1945.01230030068001
Abstract

During the past two years, 62 soldiers with testicular tumors were admitted to the Brooke General Hospital for treatment. A statistical analysis of this rather large series of tumors has been made, the results of which stress the need for careful and routine examination of the scrotal contents. The difficulty of differentiating by clinical examination alone between a benign and a malignant growth involving the testis is also emphasized.

INCIDENCE  In civilian practice testicular tumors are encountered rather infrequently. Hinman and Smith1 stated that they are rare and comprise only about 0.57 per cent of all malignant tumors, while Dean2 claimed that they "constitute 2.09 per cent of all malignant tumors in the male." In contrast, it was found that "testicular tumors constituted 7.2 per cent of all malignant neoplasms occurring in white enlisted personnel of the United States Army for the calendar year 1941."3 This difference

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