germinoma


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germinoma

 [jer″mĭ-no´mah]
a type of germ cell tumor consisting of large round cells with vesicular nuclei, usually found in the ovary, undescended testis, anterior mediastinum, or pineal gland; in males these are called seminomas and in females dysgerminomas.

ger·mi·no·ma

(jer-mi-nō'mă),
A neoplasm of the germinal tissue of gonads, mediastinum, or pineal region such as seminoma.
[L. germen, bud, + -oma, tumor]

ger·mi·no·ma

(jĕr'mi-nō'mă)
A neoplasm of the germinal tissue of gonads, mediastinum, or pineal region, such as seminoma.
[L. germen, bud, + -oma, tumor]
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Seminoma (germinoma) apparently primary in the anterior mediastinum.
Fujisawa, "c-kit gene mutation: common and widely distributed in intracranial germinomas," Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics, vol.
Given the high level of beta-hCG and normal level of AFP, a germinoma, choriocarcinoma, or mixed type tumor was taken into account.
As our patient had a localized germinoma, radiotherapy (RT) was highly effective.
He was referred for a scan which revealed the germinoma.
O presente trabalho descreve um caso de mielinolise extrapontina relacionada a rapida correcao da hiponatremia, em uma adolescente com germinoma de sistema nervoso central, que apresentava como comorbidades o panhipopituitarismo e o diabetes insipido.
(astrocitomas de 3) Tumores de las 2) Meduloblastomas grado I, celulas germinales (clasicos, astrocitomas de (germinomas desmoplasicos/ grado II) o tumores no nodulares, de Astrocitomas de germlnomatosos) nodularidad grado alto o extensa, malignos anaplasicos, de (astrocitomas- celulas grandes).
The second case of de novo intracranial germinoma association with Klinefelter's syndrome.
El caso corresponde a un hombre de 35 anos de edad con antecedente de germinoma de la glandula pineal, diagnosticado en 2005, manejado con radioterapia y derivacion ventriculoperitoneal.
Diagnosed with a germinoma brain tumor, Victoria underwent surgery, chemo, and radiation.
The control group was comprised of 24 patients (14 males and 10 females) with a mean age of 57 years, of whom 18 had metastatic brain tumors (14 from the lung, 1 from the thymus, 1 from the breast, and 2 of unknown origin), and 6 had primary brain tumors (2 glioblastoma multiforme, 1 grade II glioma, 1 anaplastic astrocytoma, 1 pituitary adenoma, and 1 germinoma).
The biopsy showed that what he really has is pure cell germinoma, a tumor with only one type of cancer cell that is aggressive but responds well to chemotherapy and radiation and, according to Boston Children's Hospital, has a cure rate of up to 90 percent.