Correlation of endoscopic biopsy with tumor marker status in primary intracranial germ cell tumors

  title={Correlation of endoscopic biopsy with tumor marker status in primary intracranial germ cell tumors},
  author={N. Luther and M. Edgar and I. Dunkel and M. Souweidane},
  journal={Journal of Neuro-Oncology},
  • N. Luther, M. Edgar, +1 author M. Souweidane
  • Published 2005
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Neuro-Oncology
  • SummaryWe retrospectively analyzed the results of eight patients who underwent endoscopic biopsy of a newly diagnosed primary intracranial germ cell tumor (GCT), and correlated tumor pathology with serum and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) tumor markers and treatment outcome in order to determine the reliability of GCT sampling by this method. A biopsy diagnosis was made in each patient, and the tumor histology correlated with tumor marker measurements for all six patients diagnosed with germinoma… CONTINUE READING
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