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Primary skull-based yolk-sac tumour: case report and review of central nervous system germ cell tumours.
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PMID:  20503065     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Primary intra-cranial germ-cell tumours (GCT) are rare and it is important to differentiate them histologically as their prognosis and treatment is quite different. Moreover, highly malignant non-germinomatous GCT (NG GCT) comprise a small portion of these tumours with limited data available on appropriate treatment approaches. We present the case of a 22-year-old male with a unique primary skull-based yolk-sac subtype NG GCT with a literature review of current treatment options. To our knowledge, there have not been any previously published reports of a primary yolk-sac tumour arising from the petrous apex.
Raman Verma; Shawn Malone; Christina Canil; Gerard Jansen; Howard Lesiuk
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-05-26
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    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  129-34     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Diagnostic Imaging, The Ottawa Hospital, Civic Campus, Ottawa, Canada.
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