International Conference on Biomedical and Cancer Research
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Clinical awareness and a postulated pathway for testicular tumors forming in an obese society with simultaneous legalization of cannabinoid’s. Case report and literature review

Ahmed El Farrah*
Palm Springs Hospital, USA

Citation: El Farrah A (2019) Clinical awareness and a postulated pathway for testicular tumors forming in an obese society with simultaneous legalization of cannabinoid’s. Case report and literature review. SciTech Biomed-Cancer Sciences 2019. Tokyo: Japan

Received: August 21, 2019         Accepted: August 22, 2019         Published: August 22, 2019

Abstract

Current physiology in the body uses endogenous cannabinoids to do specific functions. Recently there has been evidence to show that there is alteration of cannabinoid receptor sites with use of exogenous cannabinoid (marijuana) use.  Exogenous cannabinoid use has been linked to some detrimental effects including depressed CNS activity, increased lipogenesis, and the formation of testicular masses with potentially fatal outcomes.  This article presents a 33 y/o male who lived a sedentary life style and used cannabinoids casually, and presented with a painful testicular mass.
This article is the first to postulate a pathway in obese patients using exogenous cannabinoids; and its effects causing testicular masses. Also, this article hopefully brings awareness to clinicians concerning the effects of exogenous cannabinoids utilizing endogenous cannabinoid pathways, and emphasizes the importance of thorough H/P's; and social histories in a society rapidly legalizing cannabinoid use.