Special Issue "Testicular Tumor Imaging"

A special issue of Cancers (ISSN 2072-6694). This special issue belongs to the section "Cancer Causes, Screening and Diagnosis".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2022 | Viewed by 384

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Laurence Rocher
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Guest Editor
Service de Radiologie, APHP Hôpitaux Paris Saclay, Hôpital Antoine Béclère, 92140 Clamart, France
Université Paris Saclay, 94270 Le Kremlin-Bicêtre, France
BIOMAPS, IR4M, UMR8081, 91401 Orsay cedex, France
Interests: male reproductive system imaging

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Testicular cancer is the most common malignancy to affect men between the ages of 15 and 49. It is usually suspected in the presence of a swollen testis revealing a palpable intratesticular mass. Scrotal ultrasound confirms the intratesticular tumor, leading the patient to surgery. Ultrasound and its advanced applications play an important role in the characterization of the tumor, because percutaneous biopsy is still not allowed pre-operative to confirm the malignant process.

In many cases, tumoral blood markers are normal. Imaging including body computed tomography helps in staging and follow up, and PET CT aids in evaluation after chemotherapy for seminomatous germ cell tumors. Some presentations are emerging, like the incidental discovery of undetermined nodules at US, especially during infertility screening. The imaging characterization should be certain in order to avoid inappropriate management such as orchiectomy for a benign lesion, or no follow up or surgery for a missed unusual tumoral process.

In a series of manuscripts authored by experts in the field, we plan to focus on increasing the characterization of testicular tumors or tumor-like masses using conventional ultrasound, and to highlight the role of advances in imaging techniques such as elastography, contrast-enhanced ultrasound, and multiparametric MRI. We will also describe the role of body imaging in the extension screening and follow up, including CT and PET CT.

Prof. Dr. Laurence Rocher
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • testicular tumor imaging
  • ultrasound-color-doppler-elastography-computed tomography
  • testicular MRI
  • contrast enhanced sonography

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