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Germinoma of the basal ganglia. An 8-year asymptomatic history after detection of abnormality on CT.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15821363     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We describe a case of germinoma of the left basal ganglia. An 11-year-old boy, who demonstrated calcification of the left basal ganglia on CT scan following a head injury at the age of 3 years, presented with a weakness of the right upper extremity for 2 months. MRI demonstrated high intensity in the left basal ganglia on a T1-weighted image without enhancement as well as high intensity on a T2-weighted image. Ipsilateral hemiatrophy of the hemisphere and midbrain was also noted. In addition, high intensity in the left internal capsule and cerebral peduncle was demonstrated on T2-weighted image. Surgical specimens obtained by stereotactic biopsy showed germinoma with a two-cell pattern. The patient had remained asymptomatic for 8 years after abnormal calcification was initially detected on CT scan. Ipsilateral hemiatrophy of the hemisphere and midbrain was demonstrated before the onset of weakness.
Naoya Takeda; Katsuzo Fujita; Shigenori Katayama; Yoshito Uchihashi; Yusuke Okamura; Hiroyuki Nigami; Kimio Hashimoto; Eiji Kohmura
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric neurosurgery     Volume:  40     ISSN:  1016-2291     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Neurosurg     Publication Date:    2004 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-04-11     Completed Date:  2005-05-17     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9114967     Medline TA:  Pediatr Neurosurg     Country:  Switzerland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  306-11     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurosurgery, Nishi-Kobe Medical Center, Kobe, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Basal Ganglia / pathology*,  radiography*
Brain Neoplasms / diagnosis*,  therapy
Calcinosis / diagnosis,  therapy
Germinoma / diagnosis*,  therapy

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