Mediastinal germ cell tumors in childhood. A clinical and pathological study of 21 cases.

@article{Lack1985MediastinalGC,
  title={Mediastinal germ cell tumors in childhood. A clinical and pathological study of 21 cases.},
  author={Ernest E. Lack and Howard J. Weinstein and Kenneth J. Welch},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  year={1985},
  volume={89 6},
  pages={826-35}
}
Twenty-one patients aged 16 years or less had been treated for a primary mediastinal germ cell tumor at the Children's Hospital, Boston Massachusetts, during the last 54 years. There were 13 boys and eight girls with the average age at diagnosis being 7 years (range 2 weeks to 16 years). Twelve mediastinal germ cell tumors were classified as pure teratoma, five contained embryonal carcinoma admixed with other germ cell components, and four were pure embryonal carcinoma. Of 12 patients with pure… CONTINUE READING