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Primary intracranial germinoma with massive ventriculoperitoneal shunt metastases.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3968887     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Ventriculoperitoneal shunt metastases from primary intracranial germinomas are extremely rare. To date, only three case reports of this phenomenon have appeared in the literature. We present the case of a 25-year-old black male who developed ventriculoperitoneal shunt metastases 10 months following diagnosis of an intracranial germinoma. Radiotherapy destroyed most of the intracranial tumor, but abdominal metastases became progressive and were not treated with radiotherapy. The role of radiotherapy in the treatment of ventriculoperitoneal shunt metastases is examined and previous cases in the literature are reviewed.
T S Talamo; H Mendelow
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of surgical oncology     Volume:  28     ISSN:  0022-4790     ISO Abbreviation:  J Surg Oncol     Publication Date:  1985 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-02-25     Completed Date:  1985-02-25     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0222643     Medline TA:  J Surg Oncol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  39-41     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Abdominal Neoplasms / secondary
Brain Neoplasms / radiotherapy,  surgery*
Cerebral Ventricles / surgery*
Dysgerminoma / radiotherapy,  secondary,  surgery*
Hydrocephalus / surgery
Neoplasm Metastasis
Pelvic Neoplasms / secondary
Peritoneum / surgery*

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