Retroaortic left renal vein in testicular cancer patient: potential staging and treatment pitfall.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A 20-year-old man was diagnosed with a left mixed germ cell testicular tumor and clinical staging with computerized tomography suggested left para-aortic subhilar retroperitoneal adenopathy. The patient received 4 cycles of cisplatin, vinblastine and bleomycin chemotherapy but the mass in the left renal hilus area remained unchanged. Subsequent retroperitoneal lymphadenectomy revealed the mass to be a retroaoritc left renal vein type 2. Further confusion occurred during followup in differentiating this anomaly from recurrent neoplasm necessitating evaluation by magnetic resonance imaging. Retroaortic left renal vein represents a potential imaging pitfall in testicular cancer that may facilitate suboptimal staging, treatment and followup.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Moul, JW; Maggio, MI; Hardy, MR; Hartman, DS

Published Date

  • February 1, 1992

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 147 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 454 - 456

PubMed ID

  • 1310124

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-5347

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0022-5347(17)37269-5


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States