Germinoma of the medulla oblongata--case report.

@article{Sugiyama1994GerminomaOT,
  title={Germinoma of the medulla oblongata--case report.},
  author={Kenji Sugiyama and Tohru Uozumi and J Goishi and Takashi Sogabe and Kazunori Arita and Hiromi Maeda and Fusao Ikawa},
  journal={Neurologia medico-chirurgica},
  year={1994},
  volume={34 5},
  pages={291-4}
}
A 32-year-old female presented with medulla oblongata germinoma manifesting as numbness in the extremities. Computed tomography demonstrated a mass in the medulla oblongata expanding into the fourth ventricle. The tumor was partially removed. Immunohistochemical staining of the tumor specimen demonstrated large epithelioid cells positive for placental alkaline phosphatase, and syncytiotrophoblastic cells positive for beta subunit of human chorionic gonadotropin. Some epithelioid cells were also… CONTINUE READING

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