Table 1

Initial symptoms and clinical data in 18 patients with seminoma and 36 patients with nonseminomatous germ cell tumor
Seminoma NSGCT
Symptom No. of patients (%) No. of patients (%)
Chest pain 6 (33.3) 18 (50.0)
Dyspnea 3 (16.7) 15 (41.7)
Cough 3 (16.7) 13 (36.1)
Back or shoulder pain 1 (5.6) 2 (5.6)
Hemoptysis 0 (0) 6 (16.7)
Hoarsness 0 (0) 1 (2.8)
Super vena cava syndrom 1 (5.6) 2 (5.6)
Fever 1 (5.6) 6 (16.7)
Weight loss 2 (11.1) 4 (11.1)
Asymptomatic 2 (11.1) 1 (2.8)

NSGCT: nonseminomatous germ cell tumor.

Liu et al.

Liu et al. Diagnostic Pathology 2014 9:33   doi:10.1186/1746-1596-9-33

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