World J Urol (2017) 35:1161–1166 DOI 10.1007/s00345-016-1945-9 TOPIC PAPER Contralateral biopsies in patients with testicular germ cell tumours: What is the rationale? 1,2 3 Jan Oldenburg · Klaus‑Peter Dieckmann Received: 15 April 2016 / Accepted: 26 September 2016 / Published online: 13 October 2016 © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2016 Abstract professionals caring for GCT patients with sufficient infor - Introduction In 1979, the Copenhagen group around Dr. mation to decide for or against the procedure in clinical Skakkebaek introduced contralateral biopsy in patients with practice. testicular germ cell tumour (GCT) as a means of early diag- nosing a contralateral testicular tumour (Berthelsen et al. in Keywords CIS Carcinoma in situ · Testicular cancer · Br Med J 2(6186):363–364, 1). Although the rationale of Seminoma · Non-seminoma · Germ cell neoplasia in situ · contralateral biopsies is based on much of scientific evi - GCNIS · Infertility · Cancer prevention · Testicular biopsy dence, no issue regarding the management of GCTs has been more controversial than the issue of contralateral biopsies (Heidenreich in BJU Int 104(9 Pt B):1346–1350, Scientific background 2; Grigor and Rorth in Eur Urol 23(1):129–135, 3). A poll conducted during the GCT Consensus Meeting in Berlin In
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