Tumor histology of pediatric patients with brain tumors (n=136) Tumor N Pilocytic astrocytoma (WHO grade I) 42 Medulloblastoma 12 Ependymoma (WHO grades I , II, III) 11 Astrocytoma (WHO grade II) 11 Craniopharyngioma 11 Astrocytoma (WHO (grades III & IV) 6 Choroid plexus papilloma (WHO grade I) 5 Germinoma
5 PNET 5 Dermoid cyst 4 SEGA (WHO grade I) 4 Meningioma 3 Ganglioglioma (WHO grade I) 2 Metastatic 2 Oligodendroglioma (WHO grade II) 3 Choroid plexus carcinoma (WHO grade III) 1 Epidermoid cyst 1 Hemangiopericytoma 1 Pilomyxoid astrocytoma 1 Pineocytoma (WHO grade II) 1 Pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma 2 Rathke's cleft cyst 1 Schwannoma (WHO grade I) 1 Pituitary adenoma 1 Table 3.
These tumors can be divided into 2 groups, germinomas
and nongerminomatous germ cell tumors.
Lymphocytic hypophysitis with central diabetes insipidus and consequent panhypopituitarism preceding a multifocal, intracranial germinoma
in a prepubertal girl.
Proliferative disorders in Crassostrea virginica and Mya arenaria from the Chesapeake Bay and intranuclear virus-like inclusions in Mya arenaria with germinomas
from a Maine oil spill site.
Tim, who lives in Northfield, Birmingham, was then sent for scans which revealed there was a growth but he was told he would need surgery to confirm it was a germinoma
, the most common type of brain tumour, before it could be treated.
A referral was made to a neurosurgeon who believed the tumor was not a typical adenoma but more consistent with either lymphoma or germinoma
Comparative analysis of germ cell transcription factors in CNS germinoma
reveals diagnostic utility of NANOG.
7,15) Even with optimal treatments, survival varies among different primary sites and can range from five-year survival of 30-40% in the mediastinal EGCTs to 90% in germinoma
of the central nervous system.
with hemiatrophy of the brain:report of three cases.
The growth on Darcie's ovary - a rare cancer called germinoma
- measured 14cm by 10cm.
The authors suggested that terms such as seminomatous thymoma, round cell thymoma, or granulomatous thymoma should not be used anymore; these tumors should be designated according to the cell of origin, that is, germinoma
(seminoma) of thymus, thymic carcinoid, or Hodgkin disease, respectively.