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Endobronchial metastasis of testicular germ cell tumor [Eurasian J Pulmonol]
Eurasian J Pulmonol. 2018; 20(3): 171-173 | DOI: 10.4103/ejop.ejop_32_18  

Endobronchial metastasis of testicular germ cell tumor

Demet Turan1, Mehmet Akif Özgül1, Gamze Kirkil2, Erdogan Çetinkaya1
1Department of Pulmonology, Yedikule Pulmonary Diseases and Thoracic Surgery Education and Research Hospital, Istanbul
2Department of Pulmonology, Faculty of Medicine, Firat University, Elazig, Turkey

Endobronchial metastasis (EBM) of extrapulmonary malignancies is rarely reported; on the other hand, germ cell tumors (GCTs) are extremely rare. This report describes a case of a testicular germ cell tumor presenting as a polypoid endobronchial mass. A 48‑year‑old male patient had a history of hemoptysis for several weeks. He had undergone orchiectomy due to testicular GCT 20 years ago. Computerized tomography of the thorax obtained endobronchial polypoid lesion in the right intermediate bronchus. Rigid bronchoscopy was applied; right intermediate bronchus was obliterated with a polypoid lesion. The lesion was coagulated with argon plasma coagulation, and debris was removed by biopsy forceps. Pathological examination of the specimen was somatic‑type GCT. No recurrence was observed during the follow‑up of the patient. We want to present our case to emphasize the importance of distinguishing EBM from primary lung carcinoma which treatment and survival are quite different.

Keywords: Endobronchial metastasis, germ cell tumors, intrabronchial therapy

Demet Turan, Mehmet Akif Özgül, Gamze Kirkil, Erdogan Çetinkaya. Endobronchial metastasis of testicular germ cell tumor. Eurasian J Pulmonol. 2018; 20(3): 171-173

Corresponding Author: Demet Turan

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