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Q) A pt. with testicular cancer comes to physician for evaluation..his lab diagnosis gives alphafetalprotein level 30 microgram/ml......most likely age of the pt. is?
a) 0-3 yrs
b) 8-20 yrs
c)20-30 yrs
d) 30-40yrs
e) 40-50yrs
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Aaaa................??though testicular tumors should start after 2 yrs??

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a) 0-3 yrs - yolk sac tumor, the MC testis tumor in children < 4y.o.; 100% cases has elevated AFP
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Correct Answer

yes, the correct answer is A) 0-3 yrs....

yolk sac tumor(endodermal sinus tumor) is the only testicular tumor with increased alpha fetal protein..it is commonly seen before age<5 yrs small children
different age presentations of other testicular tumors

C--20-30yrs is most common age for embryonal carcinoma
D---30-40yrs is the most common age presentation for choriocarcinoma(testicular choriocarcinomas are very rare)
E ----40-50yrsis the common age presentation for seminomas (most malignant than in females)
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