Results of a long-term follow-up after neuroendoscopic biopsy procedure and third ventriculostomy in patients with intracranial germinomas.

@article{Shono2007ResultsOA,
  title={Results of a long-term follow-up after neuroendoscopic biopsy procedure and third ventriculostomy in patients with intracranial germinomas.},
  author={Tadahisa Shono and Yoshihiro Natori and Takato Morioka and Rina Torisu and Masahiro Mizoguchi and Shinji Nagata and Satoshi Suzuki and Toru Iwaki and Takanori Inamura and Masashi Fukui and Kazunari Oka and Tomio Sasaki},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  year={2007},
  volume={107 3 Suppl},
  pages={193-8}
}
OBJECT The authors report the results of long-term follow-ups in 12 patients with intracranial germinomas who underwent neuroendoscopic procedures before chemotherapy and radiotherapy, and discuss the usefulness and safety of these procedures. METHODS Between January 1996 and December 2005 at Kyushu University Hospital, 12 patients with intracranial germinomas underwent neuroendoscopic biopsy procedures involving a flexible fiberscope. Eight patients simultaneously underwent endoscopic third… CONTINUE READING
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