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Testes, epidiymis, Testicular tumour

Testicular tumour – cancer of the testicles:
Most frequent malignant tumour in young men, mostly aged between 20 and 40, but overall an infrequent tumour. Cryptorchidism (undescended testicle) increases the risk of testicular tumour considerably, namely 15 – 20-fold.
It is possible to distinguish in general terms between seminoma and non-seminoma. This distinction influences the therapy.
The first therapeutic step is exposure of the testes and removal of the testes from groin level. Depending on the pathology it may be necessary to follow up with chemotherapy or radiotherapy. Rate of recovery and prognosis for testicular tumours are excellent, when treatment is provided for the right type at the right stage.

Testicular varicose veins ( Varicocele testis):
Extension of the venous flow from the testes, whereby the venous blood is squeezed in the wrong direction, namely towards the testes.
Around 15% of men have a testicular varicose vein, usually located on the left side. A testicular varicose vein can lead to a lessening of male reproductive capability (subfertility, infertility). However, there is no all-or-nothing link.
In the event of subfertility, appropriate therapy of the testicular varicose vein can enhance sperm quality.
Forms of therapy include antegrade sclerosis of the varicose veins and microsurgical ligation of the veins (ligature of the extended blood vessels under a surgical microscope).

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