Third ventricle germinoma after total removal of intrasellar teratoma. Case report

S. Czirjak, E. Pasztor, F. Slowik, G. Szeifert

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Abstract

A unique case is presented of a third ventricle germinoma developing 3 years after total removal of an intrasellar teratoma. The third ventricle germinoma was not considered to be a recurrence or dissemination of the mature intrasellar teratoma but to have been transformed from multicenter germ cells present in the midline of the brain with different temporal development. The relevant literature is reviewed and the problems of management of patients with germ-cell tumors are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)643-647
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of neurosurgery
Volume77
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1992

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Keywords

  • germ-cell tumor
  • intrasellar teratoma
  • third ventricle germinoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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