Multiple intracranial mixed germ cell tumors

Toshihiro Kumabe, Teiji Tominaga, Takashi Yoshimoto, Takamasa Kayama

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A case of sequential occurrence of multiple intracranial mixed germ cell tumors is presented An 8-year-old boy with a cystic calcified tumor in the basal ganglia and an increased serum a-fetoprotein concentration was initially treated with radiotherapy. Six years later, a tumor composed of embryonal carcinoma and immature teratoma arose from the right temporo-parietal lobe. This tumor was treated successfully with surgery and radiochemotherapy. The possibility of multicentricity or intra-axial metastasis distant from the original site during the long-term course should be considered in treatment for intracranial germ cell tumors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)178-181
Number of pages4
JournalChild's Nervous System
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1997


  • Brain neoplasm
  • Embryonal carcinoma
  • Immature teratoma
  • Mixed germ cell tumor
  • Multiplicity


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