Mediastinal germ cell tumors in childhood.

  title={Mediastinal germ cell tumors in childhood.},
  author={Bilgehan Yalçın and Hacı Ahmet Demir and Feridun Cahit Tanyel and Z{\"u}hal Akç{\"o}ren and Ali Varan and Canan Aky{\"u}z and Tezer Kutluk and M{\"u}nevver B{\"u}y{\"u}kpamukçu},
  journal={Pediatric hematology and oncology},
  volume={29 7},
BACKGROUND Mediastinal germ cell tumors (GCTs) are rare and usually located in anterior mediastinum. We aimed to review clinical and pathological characteristics of these tumors. PROCEDURE Between 1973 and 2011, 24 children with mediastinal GCTs were diagnosed. Hospital files were reviewed for presenting complaints, clinical, radiological and other laboratory data, surgical practices, treatments, and outcomes. RESULTS Median age was 4.5 years (0.2-16) (male/female: 10/14). Most common… CONTINUE READING