Intracranial germ cell tumors: a comprehensive update of the European data.

@article{Calaminus1994IntracranialGC,
  title={Intracranial germ cell tumors: a comprehensive update of the European data.},
  author={Gabriele Calaminus and Michael Bamberg and Marie Christine Baranzelli and Yves Benoit and Luca Cordero di Montezemolo and Franca Fossati-Bellani and Heribert J{\"u}rgens and Hilmar Kuehl and H. G. Lenard and M L Curto},
  journal={Neuropediatrics},
  year={1994},
  volume={25 1},
  pages={26-32}
}
Intracranial germ cell tumors are rare tumor entities in childhood and adolescents. Extra- and intracranial germ cell tumors are identical in their histologic pattern and occur in preferential midline localizations such as the pineal and the suprasellar region. Germ cell neoplasms show increasing incidence rates over the last 30 years. The majority of intracranial germ cell neoplasms are germinomas. About 90% of the patients with pure germinomas can be salvaged by radiotherapy alone according… CONTINUE READING