Radiographic occult cerebellar germinoma presenting with progressive ataxia and cranial nerve palsy

@inproceedings{Minami2016RadiographicOC,
  title={Radiographic occult cerebellar germinoma presenting with progressive ataxia and cranial nerve palsy},
  author={Noriaki Minami and Kazuhiro Tanaka and Hidehito Kimura and Takanori Hirose and Tatsuya Mori and Masahiro Maeyama and Hiroaki Sekiya and Takeshi Uenaka and Satoshi Nakamizo and Hiroaki Nagashima and Katsu Mizukawa and Tomoo Itoh and Takashi Sasayama and Eiji Kohmura},
  booktitle={BMC neurology},
  year={2016}
}
BACKGROUND Although the usefulness of susceptibility-weighted imaging (SWI) for detecting basal ganglia germinoma has been reported, the technique is not widely used. We recently encountered an unusual case of primary cerebellar germinoma, presenting with progressive ataxia and cranial nerve palsy, characterized by gradually enlarging low-intensity lesions visible with both T2*-weighted imaging (T2*WI), which were the key to the diagnosis. CASE PRESENTATION A 30-year-old man was referred to… CONTINUE READING
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