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Mixed testicular germ cell tumour in a patient with previous pineal germinoma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20461442     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Germ cell tumours (GCT) are a relatively common malignancy in men aged 15-35 years. They occur most frequently in the gonads, but 3-5% have extragonadal origin, mainly in the pineal gland, neurohypophysis, mediastinum and retroperitoneum. Although intracranial germinomas may present with synchronous midline lesions, development of metachronous testicular germ cell primaries seems to be extremely rare, and confirmed dissemination of intracranial GCT to the testes has never been reported. We report the case of a 32-year-old man, with previously treated pineal germinoma at age 16 years, who later developed mixed GCT of the left testis.
Authors:
Vanessa B Silva; Ana L Azevedo; Ilda M Costa; Manuela S Mafra; José L Passos-Coelho; José M Bravo-Marques
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-05-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of neuro-oncology     Volume:  101     ISSN:  1573-7373     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Neurooncol.     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-02     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8309335     Medline TA:  J Neurooncol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  125-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Neurology, Instituto Português de Oncologia de Lisboa Francisco Gentil, Rua Professor Lima Basto, 1099-023, Lisbon, Portugal. vanessabrito.silva@hotmail.com
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