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Case Reports in Urology
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 687482, 4 pages
Case Report

Primary Carcinoid Tumor of the Testis

1Virginia Commonwealth University, Division of Urology, P.O. Box 980118, Richmond, VA 23298-0118, USA
2Virginia Urology Center, 6900 Forest Avenue, Suite 200, Richmond, VA 23230, USA

Received 8 December 2014; Revised 23 January 2015; Accepted 24 January 2015

Academic Editor: Apul Goel

Copyright © 2015 Albert A. Petrossian et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Primary carcinoid tumors of the testis are a rare entity comprising less than 1% of all testicular neoplasms. Their presence should be considered particularly when evaluating a testicular lesion in an older male patient. Immunohistochemical studies may aid in diagnosis and radiographic evaluation is important to rule out metastatic origin. Primary carcinoid tumors of the testis are associated with an excellent prognosis; however, surveillance is important given rare reports of delayed metastases.