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Minerva Urologica e Nefrologica 1998 September;50(3):209-12

Copyright © 1999 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: Italian

Leydig cell tumor of the testis. Case report

Natalini G. 1, Menculini M. 1, Bianchi G. 2, Carloni G. 1, Breccolotto F. 1, Ercolanoni E. 1

1 USL n. 2 Umbria - Ospedale di Marsciano (Perugia), Unità Organica di Chirurgia Generale; 2 Università degli Studi - Perugia, Istituto di Anatomia ed Istologia Patologica


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The case of a young man affected by Leydig cell tumor of the right testis, without gynecomastia and feminization signs is reported. The plasmatic level of testosterone, estrogenic hormones, APF and Beta-HCG were normal. The diagnostic and therapeutical aspects are discussed and the role of the radical orchifuniculectomy in T1N0M0 stage is pointed out.

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