Extragonadal germ cell tumors.

  title={Extragonadal germ cell tumors.},
  author={Hans-Joachim Schmoll},
  journal={Annals of oncology : official journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology},
  volume={13 Suppl 4},
Germ cell cancer is the most common malignancy in men aged 15–35 years; 5% of the malignant germ cell tumors are of extragonadal origin [1]. An extragonadal germ cell tumor (EGGCT) is by definition a germ cell neoplasm displaying one of the histologies associated with gonadal origin, but located outside of the gonads. This specific clinical entity was first described in the 19th century [2, 3]. Histological, serological and cytogenetic characteristics of EGGCTs are similar to those of primary… CONTINUE READING
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