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Pineal germinoma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20818311     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Germinomas are gonadal neoplasms that rarely occur extragonadally in the midline structures of the human body. Newly diagnosed adult cases of pineal gland germinomas are very rare since most of the cases are diagnosed in the mid teens. The estimated incidence of this tumor in western countries is between 0.4-3.4%. Typically, this tumor is diagnosed by its characteristic radiological appearance alone, supported by tumor marker(s) or by stereotactic biopsy of the tumor. We are reporting a very unique case of pineal germinoma diagnosed in an adult at our institute by cerebrospinal fluid cytology with literature review. We analyzed case reports, literature reviews, and therapy and diagnostic articles about pineal germinoma in the English literature from 1983 to 2009 through the national library of medicine, Pubmed, and OVID search engines. We used key words "pineal germinoma," "pineal gland tumor," "CNS germinoma," and "extragonodal germinomas" to search for our articles.
Nandakumar Srinivasan; Aneesh Pakala; Chandana Mukkamalla; Alok Oswal
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Southern medical journal     Volume:  103     ISSN:  1541-8243     ISO Abbreviation:  South. Med. J.     Publication Date:  2010 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-30     Completed Date:  2010-10-19     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404522     Medline TA:  South Med J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1031-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Internal Medicine, The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Combined Modality Therapy
Germinoma / diagnosis*,  pathology,  radiography,  therapy
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Pinealoma / diagnosis*,  pathology,  radiography,  therapy
Pituitary Hormones / blood
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Pituitary Hormones

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