Chapter 35. Testicular Tumors

  1. Duncan T. Wilcox MBBS, MD, FEAPU Associate Professor3,
  2. Prasad P. Godbole FRCS, FRCS, (Paed) Consultant Paediatric Urologist4 and
  3. Martin A. Koyle MD, FAAP, FACS Professor of Urology Pediatrics Chief5,6
  1. Jonathan H. Ross MD Head Associate Professor of Surgery1,2

Published Online: 7 MAY 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444304183.ch35

Pediatric Urology: Surgical Complications and Management

Pediatric Urology: Surgical Complications and Management

How to Cite

Ross, J. H. (2008) Testicular Tumors, in Pediatric Urology: Surgical Complications and Management (eds D. T. Wilcox, P. P. Godbole and M. A. Koyle), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444304183.ch35

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Pediatric Urology, Rose Mary Haggar Professorship in Urology, University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, TX, USA

  2. 4

    Sheffield Children's NHS Trust, Sheffield, UK

  3. 5

    University of Washington, USA

  4. 6

    Division of Urology, Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center, Seattle, WA, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Section of Pediatric Urology, Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute, The Children's Hospital, Cleveland Clinic, USA

  2. 2

    Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 MAY 2009
  2. Published Print: 16 MAY 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405162685

Online ISBN: 9781444304183



  • testicular tumors;
  • nonseminomatous mixed germ cell tumors (NSMGCT);
  • alphafetoprotein (AFP);
  • tetroperitoneal lymph node dissection (RPLND);
  • spermatogenesis;
  • ileus/small bowel obstruction


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Surgical approach

  • Orchiectomy: Outcomes and complications

  • RPLND: Outcomes and complications

  • Loss of ejaculation/infertility

  • Bleeding

  • Ileus/small bowel obstruction

  • Deep vein thrombosis

  • Chylous ascites

  • Surgical approach and morbidity

  • Complications in postchemotherapy RPLND

  • Summary

  • References