Treatment strategies for initially disseminated intracranial germinomas

  title={Treatment strategies for initially disseminated intracranial germinomas},
  author={Yi-Wei Chen and Pin-I Huang and Y Hu and Donald Ming-Tak Ho and K. -P. Chang and Wan-Yuo Guo and Feng-Chi Chang and Y F Lee and Cheng-Ying Shiau and Tai-Tong Wong and Sang-Hue Yen},
  journal={Child's Nervous System},
Initially disseminated intracranial germinomas (IDIGs) can be observed in pre-adult and adolescent brain tumor patients. However, the disease prognosis is undetermined, and the method of optimal treatment remains controversial. From January 1990 to January 2011, data on 91 intracranial germinoma patients (≤20 years old) were gathered from the Pediatric Brain Tumor database at Taipei Veterans General Hospital. A total of seven patients with a median age of 17.0 years had IDIGs (lesion sites >2… CONTINUE READING
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