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Journal of Medical Case Reports

, 9:139

First Online: 12 June 2015Received: 19 January 2015Accepted: 25 May 2015DOI: 10.1186-s13256-015-0626-4

Cite this article as: Cormio, L., Sanguedolce, F., Massenio, P. et al. J Med Case Reports 2015 9: 139. doi:10.1186-s13256-015-0626-4


IntroductionTesticular metastases from pancreatic carcinomas are extremely rare and are usually seen in the late phase of the disease. Fewer than 10 cases have been reported in the literature to date, all of which occurred in patients more than 50 years old. Herein we describe the first case, to our knowledge, of testicular metastasis as the first clinical manifestation of pancreatic carcinoma in a young adult.

Case presentationA 36-year-old Caucasian man presented to our institution with an acutely developed severe pain in his right testis. His clinical examination and scrotal ultrasounds were consistent with a tumor involving the entire right testis. The patient underwent radical orchiectomy. His pathologic examination revealed the tumor to be a metastasis from a pancreatic cancer that was confirmed by an abdominal computed tomographic scan.

ConclusionsThe present case shows that testicular metastasis could be the presenting sign of metastatic pancreatic cancer and that testicular metastases from solid organ tumors, though typical of elderly people, may occasionally be seen in young adults as well.

KeywordsImmunohistochemistry Pancreatic cancer Testicular metastasis AbbreviationsAFPα-Fetoprotein

β-hCGβ-Subunit of human chorionic gonadotropin

CACancer antigen


PLAPPlacental alkaline phosphatase

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Autor: Luigi Cormio - Francesca Sanguedolce - Paolo Massenio - Giuseppe Di Fino - Mariantonietta Bruno - Giuseppe Carrieri

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