Presentation of Patients With Testicular Tumors In Different Age Groups With Tumor Markers

Ahsan Ali Laghari, Nawaz Ali Dal, Ishrat Rahim Katyar

  • Nawaz Ali Dal Department of Surgery, Unit III Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences Jamshoro



To find   out clinical presentation of patients with testicular tumors in different age groups along with tumor markers.

Study design

A retrospective observational study.

Place & Duration of study

Department of General Surgery, Liaquat University of Medical & Health Sciences (LUMHS), from January 2018 to December 2020.  


Patient’s details like age at presentation, social and demographic information, investigations done and operative findings were filled into a predesigned form. Analysis was done to determine the common age of presentation and tumors markers in these patients.


During the study period 53 patients having testicular tumor came to General Surgery Departments of our hospital for treatment purpose. The age of the patients was from 4 years to 85 years with the mean age of 32.3 year. Twenty-nine (54.7%) patients had their first symptom as scrotal swelling followed by hydrocele formation. Thirty-seven (69.8%) patients had involvement of right testis and 16 (30.1%) with left testicular tumor. Preoperatively tumor markers were assessed and elevated alpha fetoprotein and beta-hCG levels were found in five (9.4%) and  24 (45.2%) patients respectively.


Patients presented with typical symptoms. Tumor markers provided useful information about the type of tumor, its characteristics and possibility of recurrence.

Key words

Testicular tumors, Tumor Markers, Scrotal mass, Men.