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Life-threatening airway obstruction caused by mediastinal germinoma in a 9-year-old girl.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15793744     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The authors report a case of a 9-year-old girl with a mediastinal germinoma that required emergent surgical extirpation because of tracheal compression and asphyxia. The tumor was successfully debulked under general anesthesia with the capability of extracorporeal circulation immediately available. Postoperatively, the tumor responded to adjuvant chemotherapy and irradiation and the patient survived without evidence of recurrence.
Nobuyuki Morikawa; Toshiro Honna; Tatsuo Kuroda; Kiyoshi Tanaka; Yoshihiro Kitano; Miwako Nakano; Hiromitsu Matsuda; Keiichiro Tanaka; Noriko Kawashima; Jun Miyauchi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric surgery     Volume:  40     ISSN:  1531-5037     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Pediatr. Surg.     Publication Date:  2005 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-03-28     Completed Date:  2006-08-09     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0052631     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  588-90     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, National Center for Child Health and Development, Tokyo 157-8535, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Airway Obstruction / etiology*
Anesthesia, General / contraindications
Anoxia / etiology
Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / administration & dosage,  therapeutic use
Asphyxia / etiology
Asthma / diagnosis
Bleomycin / administration & dosage
Carboplatin / administration & dosage
Chemotherapy, Adjuvant
Combined Modality Therapy
Diagnostic Errors
Dyspnea / etiology
Epilepsy, Generalized / etiology
Etoposide / administration & dosage
Germinoma / complications*,  diagnosis,  drug therapy,  radiotherapy,  surgery
Mediastinal Neoplasms / complications*,  diagnosis,  drug therapy,  radiotherapy,  surgery
Radiotherapy, Adjuvant
Remission Induction
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Tracheal Stenosis / etiology*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/JEB protocol; 11056-06-7/Bleomycin; 33419-42-0/Etoposide; 41575-94-4/Carboplatin

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