Primary yolk sac tumor of bilateral basal ganglia.

  title={Primary yolk sac tumor of bilateral basal ganglia.},
  author={Chung-Hao Wang and T. Hsu and T. Yang and Tai-Tong Wong and Feng-Chi Chang and Donald Ming-Tak Ho and Kuo-Liang Chiang and K. -P. Chang},
  journal={Journal of the Chinese Medical Association : JCMA},
  volume={73 8},
A primary intracranial yolk sac tumor (YST) is a type of germ cell tumor (GCT) and usually involves the pineal or suprasellar regions, as do other GCTs. Primary YST in the basal ganglia is not common, and bilateral basal ganglia involvement is even rarer. Early diagnosis is often difficult because of minimal or subtle findings without space-occupying lesions shown on neuroimaging during the early course of the disease. We report a case of primary intracranial YST encountered in the basal… CONTINUE READING
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