Intracranial growing teratoma syndrome mimicking tumor relapse: a diagnostic dilemma.

@article{Kong2009IntracranialGT,
  title={Intracranial growing teratoma syndrome mimicking tumor relapse: a diagnostic dilemma.},
  author={D Z Kong and Do-Hyun Nam and Jung-Il Lee and Kwan Jin Park and Jong Hyun Kim and Hyung Jin Shin},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics},
  year={2009},
  volume={3 5},
  pages={392-6}
}
OBJECT It is important to differentiate growing teratoma syndrome (GTS) from tumor recurrence in the setting of an enlarging residual mass present after treatment of intracranial germ cell tumors (GCTs). The aim of this study was to determine the incidence of intracranial GTS and present its clinical manifestations in detail. METHODS The authors performed a retrospective cohort study of 52 consecutive patients with newly diagnosed intracranial GCTs who presented between January 2000 and… CONTINUE READING
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