Apr 1, 1976

Cryptorchidism, hernia, and cancer of the testis

Journal of the National Cancer Institute
A S Morrison

Abstract

Risk of cancer of the testis was related to nondescent and hernia in a comparison of 596 testicular cancer patients and 602 unaffected men who had been in active service in the U.S. Army between 1950 and 1970. Medical histories were obtained from routine service records. Undescended testis was associated with a testicular cancer risk 8.8 times that of normal. Among cancer patients with a history of undescended testis, seminomas were nearly twice as frequent as in the remaining patients. Of 14 patients with unilateral undescended testis, 12 had the tumor on the side of the defect. Testicular cancer risk was estimated to be 2.9 times higher in men who had reported having had an inguinal hernia than in those who had not. Side of hernia and side of tumor were not associated; histologic type was not related to history of hernia.

  • References
  • Citations50

References

  • We're still populating references for this paper, please check back later.
  • References
  • Citations50

Mentioned in this Paper

Undescended Testis (Body Structure)
Cryptorchidism
Neoplasms
Seminoma
Hernia
Unilateral
Testis
Testicular Neoplasms
Unilateral Cryptorchidism
Malignant Neoplasms

Trending Feeds

COVID-19

Coronaviruses encompass a large family of viruses that cause the common cold as well as more serious diseases, such as the ongoing outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19; formally known as 2019-nCoV). Coronaviruses can spread from animals to humans; symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath, and breathing difficulties; in more severe cases, infection can lead to death. This feed covers recent research on COVID-19.

Bone Marrow Neoplasms

Bone Marrow Neoplasms are cancers that occur in the bone marrow. Discover the latest research on Bone Marrow Neoplasms here.

IGA Glomerulonephritis

IgA glomerulonephritis is a chronic form of glomerulonephritis characterized by deposits of predominantly Iimmunoglobin A in the mesangial area. Discover the latest research on IgA glomerulonephritis here.

Cryogenic Electron Microscopy

Cryogenic electron microscopy (Cryo-EM) allows the determination of biological macromolecules and their assemblies at a near-atomic resolution. Here is the latest research.

STING Receptor Agonists

Stimulator of IFN genes (STING) are a group of transmembrane proteins that are involved in the induction of type I interferon that is important in the innate immune response. The stimulation of STING has been an active area of research in the treatment of cancer and infectious diseases. Here is the latest research on STING receptor agonists.

LRRK2 & Immunity During Infection

Mutations in the LRRK2 gene are a risk-factor for developing Parkinson’s disease. However, LRRK2 has been shown to function as a central regulator of vesicular trafficking, infection, immunity, and inflammation. Here is the latest research on the role of this kinase on immunity during infection.

Antiphospholipid Syndrome

Antiphospholipid syndrome or antiphospholipid antibody syndrome (APS or APLS), is an autoimmune, hypercoagulable state caused by the presence of antibodies directed against phospholipids.

Meningococcal Myelitis

Meningococcal myelitis is characterized by inflammation and myelin damage to the meninges and spinal cord. Discover the latest research on meningococcal myelitis here.

Alzheimer's Disease: MS4A

Variants within membrane-spanning 4-domains subfamily A (MS4A) gene cluster have recently been implicated in Alzheimer's disease by recent genome-wide association studies. Here is the latest research.