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Onco-testicular sperm extraction (onco-TESE) for bilateral testicular tumors: two case reports

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Medical Case Reports, May 2017
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Title
Onco-testicular sperm extraction (onco-TESE) for bilateral testicular tumors: two case reports
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Journal of Medical Case Reports, May 2017
DOI 10.1186/s13256-017-1303-6
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Authors

Sohgo Tsutsumi, Takashi Kawahara, Teppei Takeshima, Sawako Chiba, Koichi Uemura, Masako Otani, Kota Shimokihara, Yutaro Hayashi, Taku Mochizuki, Daiji Takamoto, Yusuke Hattori, Jun-ichi Teranishi, Yasuhide Miyoshi, Masahiro Yao, Yoshiaki Inayama, Yasushi Yumura, Hiroji Uemura

Abstract

Most patients with testicular cancer are infertile; thus, the preservation of the sperm after surgery is an important factor to consider. We report two cases of bilateral testicular cancer in patients who underwent bilateral higher orchiectomy and simultaneous testicular sperm extraction. Two Asian-Japanese men were referred to our hospital with bilateral testicular tumors. Both of the patients were preoperatively diagnosed with azoospermia and requested testicular sperm extraction at the time of higher orchiectomy. In one patient, sperm was successfully harvested and then frozen. In the other patient, sperm could not be retrieved from the patient's testis. In both patients, the pathological diagnosis was seminoma. Testicular tumors often occur in patients of reproductive age. The preservation of sperm before chemotherapy or bilateral orchiectomy is necessary for patients with testicular tumors who wish to be fathers. Onco-testicular sperm extraction might be an option for patients with testicular cancer and azoospermia or severe oligospermia.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 27 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 4 15%
Student > Bachelor 3 11%
Unspecified 2 7%
Student > Postgraduate 2 7%
Student > Master 2 7%
Other 5 19%
Unknown 9 33%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 9 33%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 11%
Unspecified 2 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 7%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 4%
Other 1 4%
Unknown 9 33%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 31 May 2017.
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#8,722,665
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Outputs from Journal of Medical Case Reports
#836
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#172,768
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Outputs of similar age from Journal of Medical Case Reports
#27
of 81 outputs
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