Radiotherapy for stage I and II testicular seminoma after orchidectomy

S. Malas, R. K. Sur, Juan A. Pacella, B. Donde, R. Uijs, C. V. Levin

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A retrospective study was undertaken to evaluate the effect of irradiation on 65 patients with stage I or II testicular seminomas treated at Hillbrow Hospital with irradiation following orchidectomy. Forty-seven patients presented with stage I and 9 with stage II disease. All patients received infradiaphragmatic irradiation. In addition 4 patients with stage II disease received prophylactic supradiaphragmatic irradiation. The 5-year overall and disease-free survival rate for all stages and for stage I and II compared favourably with other reports in the literature. The irradiation was well tolerated and severe long-term toxicity was rare. Seminomas were uncommon in black patients, of whom only 3 were seen in the 12-year period of this study.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)95-98
Number of pages4
JournalSouth African Journal of Surgery
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - May 1996


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