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CASE REPORT
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 241-243

Yolk sac tumour of the penile shaft: A rare primary extra-gonadal presentation


1 Department of Morbid Anatomy and Pathology, Ahmadu Bello University and Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Shika-Zaria, Nigeria
2 Department of Surgery, Urology Unit, Ahmadu Bello University and Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Shika-Zaria, Nigeria
3 Department of Pathology, Ahmadu Bello University and Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Shika-Zaria, Nigeria

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Modupeola Omotara Samaila
Department of Morbid Anatomy/Pathology, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Shika-Zaria
Nigeria
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DOI: 10.4103/0189-6725.86074

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Germ cell tumours (GCTs) commonly involve the ovaries, testes, and other midline structures in children and adolescents and comprised a variety of tumours that have a common histiogenetic origin. The yolk sac tumour (YST) variant is the most common one seen in over 80% of testicular GCTs in children. Other sites of occurrence of these tumours include the mediastinum, prostate, retroperitoneum, and sacrococcygeal region. Penile malignancies account for less than 10% of male malignancies in the elderly, while its occurrence in children is rare. We present the case of a 5-year-old child with YST of the penile shaft and uninvolved testes.


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