The testis is not a common specimen. Resections in children or young adults may be due to a nonneoplastic condition such as torsion, which produces the relatively nonspecific picture of hemorrhage and/or ischemic necrosis. Uncommonly in young children, undescended (cryptorchid) testes are removed because of an increased risk of developing germ cell tumors. There are also a few tumors that typically only occur in children. Most testicular tumors occur in men in their twenties to forties, although they also occur in the elderly.
KeywordsGerm Cell Germ Cell Tumor Seminiferous Tubule Embryonal Carcinoma Granulosa Cell Tumor
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