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October 1936

CHOROIDAL CHORIONEPITHELIOMA SECONDARY TO TERATOMA OF THE TESTICLE

Author Affiliations

TORONTO, CANADA

Arch Ophthalmol. 1936;16(4):672-676. doi:10.1001/archopht.1936.00840220130013
Abstract

Choroidal chorionepithelioma occurred in a young man who complained of a painless mass in the scrotum. Marked endocrine disturbance was present, as he showed some of the secondary manifestations of pregnancy. Following removal of the eye on account of the rapid growth of the tumor, the clinical diagnosis was made; later an autopsy confirmed the findings.

REPORT OF CASE

History.—J. O'G., a married white man, was sent to the Toronto General Hospital on July 4, 1935, by Dr. D. R. Mitchell. The left testicle had been slowly increasing in size for eight months. No pain was noticed until the weight of the tumor caused a dragging sensation in the left groin. For seven weeks previous to his admission hemoptysis was noticed ; at first the blood spit up was brownish, then bright red. Frequent bleeding from the nose had been treated for five weeks, without success. Decrease in

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