Mixed malignant germ cell tumour of the lateral ventricle in an 8-month-old girl: case report and review of the literature

@article{Goetz2002MixedMG,
  title={Mixed malignant germ cell tumour of the lateral ventricle in an 8-month-old girl: case report and review of the literature},
  author={Claudia Maria Goetz and Irene Schmid and Thorsten Pietsch and Aurelia Peraud and Richard Haas},
  journal={Child's Nervous System},
  year={2002},
  volume={18},
  pages={644-647}
}
Abstract Case report. We report a huge intracerebral malignant germ cell tumour (GCT) which appeared in the lateral ventricles of an 8-month-old girl. Due to extensive tumour vascularisation only partial resection was achieved. Histology revealed an embryonal carcinoma mixed with a teratoma. The MIB-1 staining index was >20%. Chemotherapy induced a marked regression of the tumour. After chemotherapy complete resection of the tumour remnant was easily achieved. Histology showed only mesenchymal… CONTINUE READING
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