Abnormal hCG levels in a patient with treated stage I seminoma: a diagnostic dilemma.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/107097
Title:
Abnormal hCG levels in a patient with treated stage I seminoma: a diagnostic dilemma.
Authors:
Aherne, Noel J; Small, Cormac A; McVey, Gerard P; Fitzpatrick, David G; Armstrong, John G
Affiliation:
Department of Radiation Oncology, St, Luke's Hospital, Dublin, Ireland. noelaherne@eircom.net
Citation:
Abnormal hCG levels in a patient with treated stage I seminoma: a diagnostic dilemma. 2008, 6:68 World J Surg Oncol
Publisher:
BioMed Central
Journal:
World journal of surgical oncology
Issue Date:
2008
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/107097
DOI:
10.1186/1477-7819-6-68
PubMed ID:
18578862
Additional Links:
http://www.wjso.com/content/6/1/68
Abstract:
BACKGROUND: We report the case of a patient with treated Stage Ia seminoma who was found to have an elevated beta human chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG) on routine follow - up. This instigated restaging and could have lead to commencement of chemotherapy. CASE PRESENTATION: The patient was a bodybuilder, and following a negative metastatic work - up, admitted to injecting exogenous beta hCG. This was done to reduce withdrawal symptoms from androgen abuse. The patient remains well eight years post diagnosis. CONCLUSION: This case highlights the need for surgical oncologists to conduct vigilant screening of young male patients with a history of testicular germ cell tumours and who may indulge in steroid abuse.
Item Type:
Other
Language:
en
Description:
BACKGROUND: We report the case of a patient with treated Stage Ia seminoma who was found to have an elevated beta human chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG) on routine follow - up. This instigated restaging and could have lead to commencement of chemotherapy. CASE PRESENTATION: The patient was a bodybuilder, and following a negative metastatic work - up, admitted to injecting exogenous beta hCG. This was done to reduce withdrawal symptoms from androgen abuse. The patient remains well eight years post diagnosis. CONCLUSION: This case highlights the need for surgical oncologists to conduct vigilant screening of young male patients with a history of testicular germ cell tumours and who may indulge in steroid abuse.
Keywords:
TESTICULAR CANCER; CANCER
MeSH:
Adult; Chorionic Gonadotropin, beta Subunit, Human; Diagnosis, Differential; Humans; Male; Neoplasm Staging; Seminoma; Testicular Neoplasms
ISSN:
1477-7819

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorAherne, Noel Jen
dc.contributor.authorSmall, Cormac Aen
dc.contributor.authorMcVey, Gerard Pen
dc.contributor.authorFitzpatrick, David Gen
dc.contributor.authorArmstrong, John Gen
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-02T09:53:54Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-02T09:53:54Z-
dc.date.issued2008-
dc.identifier.citationAbnormal hCG levels in a patient with treated stage I seminoma: a diagnostic dilemma. 2008, 6:68 World J Surg Oncolen
dc.identifier.issn1477-7819-
dc.identifier.pmid18578862-
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/1477-7819-6-68-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/107097-
dc.descriptionBACKGROUND: We report the case of a patient with treated Stage Ia seminoma who was found to have an elevated beta human chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG) on routine follow - up. This instigated restaging and could have lead to commencement of chemotherapy. CASE PRESENTATION: The patient was a bodybuilder, and following a negative metastatic work - up, admitted to injecting exogenous beta hCG. This was done to reduce withdrawal symptoms from androgen abuse. The patient remains well eight years post diagnosis. CONCLUSION: This case highlights the need for surgical oncologists to conduct vigilant screening of young male patients with a history of testicular germ cell tumours and who may indulge in steroid abuse.en
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: We report the case of a patient with treated Stage Ia seminoma who was found to have an elevated beta human chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG) on routine follow - up. This instigated restaging and could have lead to commencement of chemotherapy. CASE PRESENTATION: The patient was a bodybuilder, and following a negative metastatic work - up, admitted to injecting exogenous beta hCG. This was done to reduce withdrawal symptoms from androgen abuse. The patient remains well eight years post diagnosis. CONCLUSION: This case highlights the need for surgical oncologists to conduct vigilant screening of young male patients with a history of testicular germ cell tumours and who may indulge in steroid abuse.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherBioMed Centralen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.wjso.com/content/6/1/68en
dc.subjectTESTICULAR CANCERen
dc.subjectCANCERen
dc.subject.meshAdult-
dc.subject.meshChorionic Gonadotropin, beta Subunit, Human-
dc.subject.meshDiagnosis, Differential-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshNeoplasm Staging-
dc.subject.meshSeminoma-
dc.subject.meshTesticular Neoplasms-
dc.titleAbnormal hCG levels in a patient with treated stage I seminoma: a diagnostic dilemma.en
dc.typeOtheren
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Radiation Oncology, St, Luke's Hospital, Dublin, Ireland. noelaherne@eircom.neten
dc.identifier.journalWorld journal of surgical oncologyen
dc.description.provinceLeinster-

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