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Seminoma presented with acute abdomen due to ileum perforation

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Germ cell tumors presenting with an acute abdomen are not common. We present a case of seminoma with ileum perforation, which presented in a 48-year-old man. who had been admitted to hospital with a right lower abdominal palpable mass measuring approximately 16 cm. Before an exploratory laparotomy was performed, acute abdomen with signs of hollow viscus perforation had occurred. An ileum perforation was detected and a right hemicolectomy and ileal resection were performed. The pathological examination showed a classic seminoma of undescended testis. In conclusion, this case is interesting with respect to its clinical picture of acute abdomen due to ileal perforation. The possibility of a germ cell tumor should always be kept in mind in male patients with acute abdomen.
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