Growing tumour syndrome (GTS) is a rare event in which germ cell tumours treated with chemotherapy undergo maturation, acquire resistance to chemotherapy and regrow. The optimum treatment strategy is complete surgical excision. We report on a case of GTS with malignant metastases to the liver presenting 22 years after completion of treatment for immature teratoma, successfully managed with surgical resection alone.
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Contributors All of the authors have participated in the research design, analysing of data and writing of the paper. The authors have reviewed the manuscript and approved it for submission. NBS participated in writing the article and received informed consent from the patient. NHLC is responsible for histological review and diagnosis and critically revised the article. MT is responsible for surgical care of the patient and critically revised the article.
Competing interests None declared.
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