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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 32  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 1161

Unusual association of testicular yolk sac tumor with pectus excavatum in an 18-month-old child: a case report


Department of Paediatrics, Al-Kindy College of Medicine, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq

Date of Submission06-Apr-2018
Date of Acceptance05-Jun-2018
Date of Web Publication17-Oct-2019

Correspondence Address:
Mahmood D Al-Mendalawi
PO Box 55302, Baghdad Post Office, Baghdad
Iraq
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/mmj.mmj_159_18

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Al-Mendalawi MD. Unusual association of testicular yolk sac tumor with pectus excavatum in an 18-month-old child: a case report. Menoufia Med J 2019;32:1161

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Al-Mendalawi MD. Unusual association of testicular yolk sac tumor with pectus excavatum in an 18-month-old child: a case report. Menoufia Med J [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Nov 12];32:1161. Available from: http://www.mmj.eg.net/text.asp?2019/32/3/1161/268811



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I read with interest the case report by Singh et al. [1] on the testicular yolk sac tumor with pectus excavatum in an 18-month-old Indian child. It is obvious that children with perinatal exposure to HIV are at more susceptible to various tumors compared with nonexposed counterparts [2]. To my knowledge, HIV infection is a worrisome health problem in India. Despite no recent data are yet present on the exact pediatric HIV seroprevalence, the available data pointed out to the substantial HIV seroprevalence rate of 1.03% among pregnant in India [3]. Unluckily, the HIV status of the mother of the studied child was not defined. I presume that some sort of vertical HIV transmission ought to be taken into consideration in the studied child. Hence, planning for the diagnostic set of CD4 count and viral overload estimations was solicited. If that diagnostic set was achieved and it disclosed HIV infection, the case in question could be surely regarded a novel case report. This is because HIV-associated testicular yolk sac tumor with pectus excavatum has never been reported in the pediatric literature till date.

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Singh AP, Shukla AK, Sharma P, Barolia DK. Unusual association of testicular yolk sac tumor with pectus excavatum in an 18-month-old child: a case report. Menoufia Med J 2017; 30:1250–1253.  Back to cited text no. 1
    
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Kest H, Brogly S, McSherry G, Dashefsky B, Oleske J, Seage GR 3rd. Malignancy in perinatally human immunodeficiency virus-infected children in the United States. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2005; 24:237–242.  Back to cited text no. 2
    
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Sibia P, Mohi MK, Kumar A. Seroprevalence of human immunodeficiency virus among antenatal women in one of the institute of Northern India. J Clin Diagn Res 2016; 10:QC08–QC09.  Back to cited text no. 3
    




 

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