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Bifocal germinoma in a patient with 16p11.2 microdeletion syndrome.

Endocrinol Diabetes Metab Case Rep 2019 Feb 7;2019. Epub 2019 Feb 7.

Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism.

Intracranial germinomas are rare tumors affecting mostly patients at young age. Therefore, molecular data on its etiopathogenesis are scarce. We present a clinical case of a male patient of 25 years with an intracranial germinoma and a 16p11. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1530/EDM-18-0149DOI Listing
February 2019
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Fast-developing fatal diffuse leptomeningeal dissemination of a pineal germinoma in a young child: a case report and literature review.

Br J Neurosurg 2018 Nov 19:1-8. Epub 2018 Nov 19.

a Department of Neurosurgery , West China Hospital, Sichuan University , Chengdu , Sichuan 610041 , China.

Background: Intracranial germinomas are uncommon and constitute less than 1% of all intracranial tumors. They usually arise in the midline of the brain, most commonly in the pineal region. Pineal germinomas tend to spread through the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). Read More

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https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02688697.2018.1
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02688697.2018.1520804DOI Listing
November 2018
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A case of bilateral vasculitis associated with pineal germinoma.

Am J Ophthalmol Case Rep 2018 Sep 19;11:142-145. Epub 2018 Jul 19.

Department of Surgery, Division of Ophthalmology, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, 7-5-2 Kusunoki-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan.

Purpose: To report a rare case of bilateral periphlebitis associated with a pineal germinoma.

Observations: A 17-year-old male teenager presented at a local clinic complaining of blurred vision in both eyes. The treating physician identified bilateral uveitis, and prescribed the patient with a local steroid treatment. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajoc.2018.07.003DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6072657PMC
September 2018
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Suprasellar Germinomas: 2 Case Reports and Literature Review.

World Neurosurg 2018 Sep 15;117:165-171. Epub 2018 Jun 15.

Pathology Institute of Passo Fundo, Passo Fundo, Brazil.

Background: Germinomas are rare malignant central nervous system tumors, a type of germ cell tumor, according to the 2016 World Health Organization Classification of Brain Tumors. Most of these tumors develop along the midline, most often from the pineal gland, followed by tumors arising in the suprasellar cisterns. Suprasellar germinomas commonly manifest with diabetes insipidus, visual impairment, and hypothalamic-pituitary failure. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wneu.2018.06.041DOI Listing
September 2018
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Capsuloganglionic Germinoma: A Rare Site for Uncommon Childhood Tumor.

Asian J Neurosurg 2018 Apr-Jun;13(2):492-495

Department of Neurosurgery, SGPGIMS, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Germ cell tumors (GCTs) are rare intracranial tumors with a strong predilection for children. Commonly, these tumors arise either in the suprasellar or the pineal region. The basal ganglia-thalamus complex represents a rare site of nonmidline intracranial GCTs. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/ajns.AJNS_284_16DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5898141PMC
April 2018
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Proton Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Detection of High Lipid Levels and Low Apparent Diffusion Coefficient Is Characteristic of Germinomas.

World Neurosurg 2018 Apr 20;112:e84-e94. Epub 2017 Dec 20.

Department of Neurosurgery, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, Japan.

Background: The differentiation of germinoma from other tumors by conventional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can be very difficult. The purpose of our study was to determine whether diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) and single-voxel proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1H-MRS) could provide additional useful information for a definitive diagnosis of germinomas.

Methods: Our hospital's Institutional Review Board approved this retrospective study. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wneu.2017.12.078DOI Listing
April 2018
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Loco-regional extensions of central nervous system germ cell tumors: a retrospective radiological analysis of 100 patients.

Neuroradiology 2018 Jan 23;60(1):27-34. Epub 2017 Sep 23.

Imaging Department, Institut Curie, 26 rue d'Ulm, 75005, Paris, France.

Purpose: The current staging system of central nervous system (CNS) germ cell tumors (GCT) includes a binary classification in "localized" or "metastatic" disease based on the absence or presence of leptomeningeal dissemination. Loco-regional tumor dissemination has been barely described whereas its accurate definition might be useful in terms of prognosis and treatment, especially for radiation therapy planning. Our purpose was therefore to describe MR patterns and prevalence of loco-regional extensions of these tumors. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00234-017-1928-6DOI Listing
January 2018
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Regression of Pineal Lesions: Spontaneous or Iatrogenic? A Case Report and Systematic Literature Review.

World Neurosurg 2017 Dec 24;108:939-947.e1. Epub 2017 Aug 24.

Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital Münster, Münster, Germany.

Background: Tumors arising from the pineal region account for approximately 1% of intracranial neoplasms. We present a case of a previously healthy 5-year-old boy with an acute onset of headache. A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan showed a pineal mass with aqueduct compression. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wneu.2017.08.106DOI Listing
December 2017
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Histology-Stratified Tumor Control and Patient Survival After Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Pineal Region Tumors: A Report From the International Gamma Knife Research Foundation.

World Neurosurg 2017 Nov 24;107:974-982. Epub 2017 Jul 24.

Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, Université de Sherbrooke, Centre de Recherche du Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada. Electronic address:

Background: Pineal region tumors represent a rare and histologically diverse group of lesions. Few studies are available to guide management and the outcomes after stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS).

Methods: Patients who underwent SRS for a pineal region tumor and for whom at least 6 months of imaging follow-up was available were retrospectively assessed in 5 centers. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wneu.2017.07.097DOI Listing
November 2017
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Pitfalls of Neuroendoscopic Biopsy of Intraventricular Germ Cell Tumors.

World Neurosurg 2017 Oct 12;106:430-434. Epub 2017 Jul 12.

Department of Neurosurgery, Graduate School of Biomedical and Health Sciences, Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, Japan.

Objective: A neuroendoscopic biopsy has become common for the diagnosis of ventricular tumors. However, its utility in patients with germ cell tumors (GCTs) has not been well discussed. We examined the usefulness and pitfalls of neuroendoscopic biopsies of intraventricular GCTs at a single institution. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wneu.2017.07.013DOI Listing
October 2017
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MRI features of pediatric intracranial germ cell tumor subtypes.

J Neurooncol 2017 Aug 27;134(1):221-230. Epub 2017 May 27.

Department of Neurosurgery, Taipei Medical University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC.

Intracranial germ cell tumors differ in histology and location, and require different clinical management strategies. We characterized the imaging features that may aid pre-operative differentiation of intracranial germinomas and non-germinomatous germ cell tumors (NGGCTs). This retrospective study analyzed 85 patients with intracranial germ cell tumors and adequate preoperative or pretreatment MRIs between 2000 and 2013 at our institution. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11060-017-2513-xDOI Listing
August 2017
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5-ALA fluorescence-guided endoscopic surgery for mixed germ cell tumors.

J Neurooncol 2017 Aug 20;134(1):119-124. Epub 2017 May 20.

Department of Neurosurgery, Kansai Medical University Hospital, 2-5-1 Shinmachi, Hirakata, Osaka, 573-1010, Japan.

5-Aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA) fluorescence-guided surgery is widely used for detection and planning of resection of malignant gliomas and other brain tumors. However, no reports have described 5-ALA fluorescence-guided surgery or direct visualization of germ cell tumors. Here, we report two cases of germ cell tumors in which a positive 5-ALA fluorescent signal was visualized with a neuroendoscope. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11060-017-2494-9DOI Listing
August 2017
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Visual complaints in intracranial germinomas.

Pediatr Blood Cancer 2017 Oct 24;64(10). Epub 2017 Apr 24.

Department of Radiotherapy, Institut d'Hématologie et d'Oncologie Pédiatrique, Centre Léon Bérard, Lyon, France.

Objective: Patients with brain tumors often report having visual complaints. This may be due to increased intracranial pressure, compression/invasion of the optic pathway or diplopia. We assessed the incidence and the etiology of visual symptoms in patients with intracranial germinoma tumors (ICGTs). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pbc.26543DOI Listing
October 2017
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Identification of characteristic features of pineal germinoma that enhance accuracy of preoperative differentiation in pineal region tumors: its significance on optimum surgical treatment.

Neurosurg Rev 2018 Jan 1;41(1):197-206. Epub 2017 Mar 1.

Department of Neurosurgery, Ehime University School of Medicine, 454 Shitsukawa, Toon, Ehime, 791-0295, Japan.

The aim of the study is to identify characteristic features of pineal germinoma that enhance preoperative accuracy in differentiating germinoma from other pineal region tumors. Twenty-one consecutive patients with pineal region tumors were enrolled. In all patients, tumor resection was performed to verify the histology. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10143-017-0835-yDOI Listing
January 2018
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Mixed pineal mature teratoma and germinoma in two brothers of the fraternal triplets.

Childs Nerv Syst 2017 May 24;33(5):859-863. Epub 2017 Feb 24.

Department of Pathology, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 60611, USA.

Introduction: Intracranial teratomas are rare germ cell neoplasms that contain tissues derived from all three germ cell layers and most commonly occurring during childhood. This is the first report of pineal region mixed mature teratoma and germinoma in two fraternal brothers of fraternal triplets.

Case Presentation: We report the case of a mixed mature teratoma and germinoma of the pineal region in two brothers of fraternal triplets. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00381-017-3349-6DOI Listing
May 2017
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Primary retroperitoneal seminoma - embryology, histopathology and treatment particularities.

Rom J Morphol Embryol 2016 ;57(3):1045-1050

"Fundeni" Urological Surgery Discipline, 3rd Department, Faculty of Medicine, "Carol Davila" University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Center for Uronephrology and Renal Transplantation, "Fundeni" Clinical Institute, Bucharest, Romania;

Introduction: Retroperitoneal seminoma is a very rare form of cancer, with embryological origin represented by primordial germ cells from the urogenital ridges left behind during the fetal development. Extragenital germ cell tumors can also occur in the mediastinum or the pineal gland. The aim of this paper is to outline the particularities and draw embryological, histopatological and treatment conclusions regarding extragonadal germ cell tumors. Read More

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May 2017
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Extremely Late Recurrence 21 Years after Total Removal of Immature Teratoma: A Case Report and Literature Review.

Neurol Med Chir (Tokyo) 2017 Jan 7;57(1):51-56. Epub 2016 Dec 7.

Department of Neurosurgery, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine.

Immature teratoma (IMT) is normally treated by resection and adjuvant therapy. The present unusual case of recurrent germinoma occurred 21 years after total resection of pineal IMT. A 3-year-old boy presented with headache, disturbance of consciousness, and Parinaud's syndrome. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2176/nmc.cr.2016-0241DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5243165PMC
January 2017
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Perifocal Inflammatory Reaction with Volume Fluctuation Caused by Diagnostic Radiation-Induced Regression in Germinoma Makes Histological Diagnosis Difficult despite Its Disappearance following Treatment: A Significant Pitfall and Countermeasures to It.

Pediatr Neurosurg 2017 11;52(2):87-92. Epub 2016 Nov 11.

Department of Neurosurgery, Uonuma Institute of Community Medicine, Niigata University Medical and Dental Hospital, Niigata, Japan.

We present a pediatric case of neurohypophyseal germinoma with a perifocal inflammatory reaction (PIR) with volume fluctuation caused by diagnostic radiation-induced regression (DRIR). On-target biopsy failed to confirm the histology because PIR hardly contained any germinoma cells. DRIR-related fluctuation of the tumor volume disguised germinoma as inflammation. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000450583DOI Listing
March 2017
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Primary Intracranial Germinomas: Retrospective Analysis of Five Cases.

Turk Neurosurg 2018 ;28(1):29-35

Bakirkoy Research and Training Hospital for Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, Department of Neurosurgery, Istanbul, Turkey.

Aim: Primary intracranial germinomas (PIGs) are rare malignant brain tumors that represent approximately 0.2% to 1.7% of all primary intracranial tumors. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5137/1019-5149.JTN.17474-16.3DOI Listing
June 2018
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Endoscopic Histologic Mapping of a Mixed Germ Pineal Tumor.

World Neurosurg 2016 Nov 23;95:625.e1-625.e5. Epub 2016 Aug 23.

Department of Neurosurgery, Hospitales Universitarios Virgen del Rocio, Seville, Spain. Electronic address:

Background: The accurate histologic diagnosis of germ cell tumors in the pineal region is a keystone for determining the best treatment strategy and prognosis. This situation poses a challenge for the neuropathologist, considering the lack of a standarized procedure to obtain biopsy samples, which results in few and small specimens, which are not suitable for diagnosis.

Case Description: We report a case in which a pineal region mixed germ cell tumor was accurately diagnosed by performing histologic mapping through a dual burr-hole endoscopic approach. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wneu.2016.08.043DOI Listing
November 2016
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Bifocal germinomas in the pineal region and hypothalamo-neurohypophyseal axis: Primary or metastasis?

J Clin Neurosci 2016 Dec 28;34:151-157. Epub 2016 Jul 28.

Department of Neurosurgery, Nanfang Hospital, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou 510515, China.

Whether bifocal germinomas (BFGs) synchronously presenting within the pineal region and the hypothalamo-neurohypophyseal axis (HNA) are primary germinomas of dual-origin remains to be elucidated. We analyzed MRI images and clinical features of 95 neurohypophyseal germinomas and 21 BFG patients and developed a tentative definition of the BFGs. We found dual-primary BFGs (true BFGs) do exist. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jocn.2016.06.009DOI Listing
December 2016
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Germinoma with Diffuse Subependymal Spread: A Case Report.

Cureus 2016 Jun 15;8(6):e643. Epub 2016 Jun 15.

Neurosurgery, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria.

A 19-year-old Caucasian male presented with complaints of headaches and syncope. Suspicion of hydrocephalus prompted computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), which revealed pineal and suprasellar prominences with diffuse, thick, nodular subependymal enhancement of the lateral and third ventricles. Based on imaging, the differential diagnosis consisted primarily of malignancy, such as lymphoma, with inflammatory and infectious etiologies not excluded. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.7759/cureus.643DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4946958PMC
June 2016
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Stereotactic Biopsy of Pineal Lesions.

World Neurosurg 2016 Dec 7;96:124-128. Epub 2016 Jun 7.

Neurosurgical Clinic, Goethe-University Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany.

Background: Stereotactic biopsies are carried out to obtain tumor tissue of unknown entity from cerebral lesions. Thus, tumor tissue can be examined, resulting in correct diagnosis and treatment. These procedures go in hand with high accuracy, high diagnostic yield, and low complication rates. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wneu.2016.04.130DOI Listing
December 2016
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A Case of Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis Manifested as a Suprasellar Mass.

Brain Tumor Res Treat 2016 Apr 29;4(1):26-9. Epub 2016 Apr 29.

Center for Pediatric Cancer, National Cancer Center, Goyang, Korea.

Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) has diverse clinical manifestations, including intracranial mass lesions. We report a case of LCH that manifested as a suprasellar mass, and initially misdiagnosed as a germ cell tumor. A 29-year-old woman presented with polyuria, polydipsia and amenorrhea. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.14791/btrt.2016.4.1.26DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4868814PMC
April 2016
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Ectopic intracranial germinoma.

J Clin Neurosci 2016 Sep 2;31:192-5. Epub 2016 Apr 2.

Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Yale School of Medicine, Box 208042, Tompkins East 2, 333 Cedar Street, New Haven, CT 06520-8042, USA. Electronic address:

Intracranial ectopic germinomas are often associated with synchronous midline disease. Germinomas involving the corpus callosum are exceedingly rare. The reported imaging appearance is not as varied as one might expect and a review of the literature reveals a few common imaging features amongst most ectopic lesions, including cyst formation. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jocn.2016.02.013DOI Listing
September 2016
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Parinaud «plus» syndrome in a patient with dysgerminoma.

Arch Soc Esp Oftalmol 2016 Jul 18;91(7):341-5. Epub 2016 Feb 18.

Servicio de Radiodiagnóstico, Hospital Universitario Central de Asturias, Oviedo, Asturias, España.

Clinical Case: A 33-year-old male diagnosed with Parinaud's syndrome, exotropia and post-papillary oedema optic atrophy in his left eye. A pineal germinoma was diagnosed after performing neuroimaging scans and a stereotactic biopsy. He was treated with chemotherapy and radiotherapy, showing a complete pathological response. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.oftal.2016.01.003DOI Listing
July 2016
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Outcomes of children with central nervous system germinoma treated with multi-agent chemotherapy followed by reduced radiation.

J Neurooncol 2016 Mar 7;127(1):173-80. Epub 2016 Jan 7.

Department of Paediatrics, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada.

CNS germinomas have an excellent prognosis with radiation therapy alone. However, in children, volume and dose of CNS radiation are associated with neurocognitive and neuroendocrine sequelae. Our objective was to determine long-term outcomes of our cohort who received chemotherapy and reduced radiation. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11060-015-2029-1DOI Listing
March 2016
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MRI and MR spectroscopy findings of the evolution of an intracranial germinoma: A case report.

Oncol Lett 2015 Aug 10;10(2):1194-1196. Epub 2015 Jun 10.

Department of Radiology, Yantai Affiliated Hospital of Binzhou Medical University, Yantai, Shandong 264100, P.R. China.

Intracranial germinomas (IG) are rare tumors that typically occur in the pineal gland and suprasellar region of the brain. IG can be successfully treated with radiation therapy and its recurrence is rare. The present study reports the case of a patient with IG involving the pineal and suprasellar regions. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3892/ol.2015.3351DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4509071PMC
August 2015
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Ectopic germinoma involving multiple midline and paramedian structures outside the pineal gland or hypophyseal region of the brain prior to tumor development.

J Neurol Sci 2015 Nov 28;358(1-2):512-4. Epub 2015 Sep 28.

Geriatrics Research Institute and Hospital, 3-26-8 Otomo-machi, Maebashi, Gunma 371-0847, Japan. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jns.2015.09.369DOI Listing
November 2015
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Reversible pure word deafness due to inferior colliculi compression by a pineal germinoma in a young adult.

Clin Neurol Neurosurg 2015 Dec 9;139:62-5. Epub 2015 Sep 9.

Department of Neurosurgery, Cantonal Hospital St. Gallen, Rorschacher Str. 95, 9007 St. Gallen, Switzerland. Electronic address:

We report a clinical case of a 19-year-old male patient who developed pure word deafness due to the local compressive effect of a pineal germinoma on the inferior colliculi of the quadrigeminal plate. After percutaneous radiation therapy the size of the tumor decreased significantly, while audiometry demonstrated a complete regression of the auditory deficit. Since pure word deafness is commonly attributed to temporal lesions, the inferior colliculi represent an exceptional site for these symptoms. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clineuro.2015.08.034DOI Listing
December 2015
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Germinoma with an extensive rhabdoid cell component centered at the corpus callosum.

Med Mol Morphol 2017 Mar 27;50(1):52-58. Epub 2015 May 27.

Department of Pathology, Fujieda Municipal General Hospital, Shizuoka, Japan.

Intracranial germinomas comprise 0.5-2.0 % of all central nervous system (CNS) tumors and 50-60 % of CNS germ cell tumors. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00795-015-0111-6DOI Listing
March 2017
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Diffusion characteristics of pediatric pineal tumors.

Neuroradiol J 2015 Apr 11;28(2):209-16. Epub 2015 May 11.

Department of Neurosurgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, USA Le Bonheur Neuroscience Institute, Le Bonheur Children's Hospital, USA Semmes-Murphey Neurologic and Spine Institute, USA Division of Neurosurgery, St Jude Children's Hospital, USA.

Background: Diffusion weighted imaging (DWI) has been shown to be helpful in characterizing tumor cellularity, and predicting histology. Several works have evaluated this technique for pineal tumors; however studies to date have not focused on pediatric pineal tumors.

Objective: We evaluated the diffusion characteristics of pediatric pineal tumors to confirm if patterns seen in studies using mixed pediatric and adult populations remain valid. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1971400915581741DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4757159PMC
April 2015
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Management of dual intracranial germinoma by radiotherapy alone.

J Pediatr Neurosci 2015 Jan-Mar;10(1):38-40

Department of Neurosurgery, Sri Aurobindo Institute of Medical Sciences and P.G. Institute, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India.

Synchronous intracranial germ cell tumor in the pineal and suprasellar region is rare. They represent only 5-10% of all intracranial germinomas. They are also known by the entity "double midline atypical teratoma" and are common in the second decade of life. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/1817-1745.154330DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4395943PMC
April 2015
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Malignant transformation of germinoma 14 years after onset: Favorable efficacy of oral etoposide.

Pediatr Int 2015 Jun 24;57(3):483-6. Epub 2015 Feb 24.

Department of Neuro-Oncology/Neurosurgery, Saitama Medical University International Medical Center, Hidaka, Japan.

We report the case of a 19-year-old woman with a highly malignant intracranial germ cell tumor (GCT) that developed 14 years after treatment for neurohypophyseal germinoma. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed a large neurohypophyseal mass and a synchronous lesion in the pineal region. Plasma α-fetoprotein was elevated to 3038 ng/mL. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ped.12559DOI Listing
June 2015
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Primary intrinsic chiasmal germinoma.

J Neuroophthalmol 2015 Jun;35(2):171-4

Departments of Neurological Surgery (NSC, FUA, JJM) and The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, Pathology (EW), and Ophthalmology (NS), University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida.

Intracranial germinomas are typically present in the suprasellar or pineal location, and their origin within the optic nerve or chiasm is extremely rare. We report a 25-year-old woman with an exophytic primary optic chiasm germinoma who underwent partial resection followed by radiation and had no detectable tumor on magnetic resonance imaging at 1-year follow-up. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/WNO.0000000000000201DOI Listing
June 2015
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Germinoma in the bilateral basal ganglia presented with cognitive deterioration.

Childs Nerv Syst 2015 Jun 11;31(6):953-8. Epub 2015 Jan 11.

Department of Neurosurgery, Shizuoka Children's Hospital, 860 Urushiyama, Aoi-ku, Shizuoka, 420-8660, Japan,

Purpose: Here, we report a case of pediatric germinoma located in the bilateral basal ganglia, which presented with severe cognitive deteriorations.

Case Report: A 15-year-old boy presented with decreased school performance and mild cognitive disturbances. Magnetic resonance images (MRI) of the brain revealed T2 hyperintensity in the bilateral basal ganglia. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00381-015-2616-7DOI Listing
June 2015
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[Analysis of the surgical strategy for the treatment of pineal region tumors].

Zhonghua Wai Ke Za Zhi 2014 Aug;52(8):584-8

Department of Neurosurgery, Chinese People's Liberation Army General Hospital, Beijing 100853, China.

Objective: To evaluate and explore the optimal surgical strategy for the normalized treatment of pineal region tumors.

Methods: From September 2007 to February 2012, 43 patients were treated in Chinese People's Liberation Army General Hospital, including 30 male and 14 female patients, with pineal region tumors and non-communicating hydrocephalus were enrolled, who were 1-52 years old, mean age was (27 ± 4) years. The clinical records, treatment strategy, and prognosis were retrospectively analyzed. Read More

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August 2014
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Presence of antibrain antibodies in obsessive-compulsive disorder secondary to pineal gland germinoma: a case report.

Psychosomatics 2014 Nov-Dec;55(6):729-34. Epub 2014 May 6.

Department of Psychiatry, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, David-Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.psym.2014.05.001DOI Listing
October 2016
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Radiation-induced cerebral aneurysm treated with endovascular coil embolization. A case report.

Interv Neuroradiol 2014 Jul-Aug;20(4):448-53. Epub 2014 Aug 28.

Department of Neurosurgery, Eisyokai Yoshida Hospital; Kobe, Japan.

Radiation-induced cerebral aneurysms are rare. We describe a case of radiation-induced cerebral aneurysm successfully treated with endovascular coil embolization. A 39-year-old man received 60 Gy of radiation to a pineal germinoma at eight years old. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.15274/INR-2014-10039DOI Listing
March 2015
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[A mixed germ cell tumor that underwent dramatic size changes].

No Shinkei Geka 2014 Sep;42(9):859-65

Department of Neurosurgery, Kawasaki Medical School.

This report describes a mixed germ cell tumor that underwent dramatic size changes. A 12-year-old boy presented to our hospital with a headache that had persisted for two months. Initial magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed a pineal tumor and hydrocephalus. Read More

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September 2014
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Atypical location and clinical behavior of a subset of intracranial germ cell tumors in children younger than 3 years of age.

J Neurosurg Pediatr 2014 Oct 25;14(4):348-55. Epub 2014 Jul 25.

Department of Pediatrics, Division of Hematology-Oncology.

The authors describe a series of 15 intracranial germ cell tumors (IGCTs) excluding mature teratomas; 3 cases in children younger than 3 years of age who were treated at 3 different international institutions over the course of 20 years, and 12 from a PubMed search. These tumors, with possible in utero origins, often occur in atypical locations. The clinical behavior differed significantly from these tumors' counterparts in older children. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3171/2014.6.PEDS13651DOI Listing
October 2014
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Radiation induced malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumour of the second cervical nerve.

J Clin Neurosci 2014 Nov 7;21(11):1990-3. Epub 2014 Jun 7.

Department of Neurosurgery, Austin Health, The University of Melbourne, 145 Studley Road Heidelberg, VIC 3070, Australia.

We report a 44-year-old with progressive quadriparesis due to a dumbbell malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumour (MPNST) of the second cervical nerve, 17 years after whole brain radiotherapy for a pineal germinoma. To our knowledge this is the first case of radiation induced high cervical MPNST arising from a benign neurofibroma. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jocn.2014.02.017DOI Listing
November 2014
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Intracranial germinomas in a father and his son.

Childs Nerv Syst 2014 Dec 7;30(12):2143-6. Epub 2014 Jun 7.

Department of Neurosurgery, Kobe City Medical Center General Hospital, Kobe, Japan.

Background: Primary intracranial germ cell tumors (IGCTs) represent an uncommon category of neoplasms, and familial occurrence is rare. We present the first report of parent-child patients with pathologically confirmed pure germinomas.

Case Report: A 36-year-old Japanese man presented with diabetes insipidus and hypopituitarism. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00381-014-2461-0DOI Listing
December 2014
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[Treatment of lesions in mesencephalic aqueduct and around it by neuroendoscope].

Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi 2014 Mar;94(9):695-7

Department of Neurosurgery, Guizhou Provincial People's Hospital, Guiyang 550002, China. Email:

Objective: To explore the surgical efficacy of lesions in mesencephalic aqueduct and around it with neuroendoscope.

Methods: A total of 14 cases with lesion underwent neuroendoscope. Endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV), excision or biopsy and mesencephalic aqueduct plasty were performed. Read More

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March 2014
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Neuroimaging diagnosis of pineal region tumors-quest for pathognomonic finding of germinoma.

Neuroradiology 2014 Jul 29;56(7):525-34. Epub 2014 Apr 29.

Department of Neurosurgery, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Kagoshima University, 8-35-1, Sakuragaoka, Kagoshima-shi, Kagoshima, 890-8520, Japan.

Introduction: Our study aimed to elucidate the imaging features for the differentiation of pineal germinoma and other pineal region tumors.

Methods: Image data sets of computed tomographic (CT) scan and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data of 93 pineal region tumors including 33 germinomas, 30 nongerminomatous germ cell tumors (NGGCTs), 20 pineal parenchymal tumors (PPTs), and 10 miscellaneous tumors of pineal region were reviewed. Imaging features on CT and MRI were qualitatively assessed by three readers. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00234-014-1369-4DOI Listing
July 2014
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The pathogenesis of intracranial growing teratoma syndrome: proliferation of tumor cells or formation of multiple expanding cysts? Two case reports and review of the literature.

Childs Nerv Syst 2014 Aug 15;30(8):1455-61. Epub 2014 Mar 15.

Department of Neurosurgery, Saitama Medical Center, Saitama Medical University, 1981 Kamoda, Kawagoe, Saitama, 350-8550, Japan,

Purpose: Growing teratoma syndrome (GTS) is a rare clinical phenomenon defined as the paradoxical growth of mature teratoma components during or after chemotherapy. The mechanism of this phenomenon is not well understood. We present two cases of pineal mixed germ cell tumors that exhibited the similar course to GTS and speculate its pathogenesis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00381-014-2396-5DOI Listing
August 2014
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Clinical experience with a high definition exoscope system for surgery of pineal region lesions.

J Clin Neurosci 2014 Jul 3;21(7):1245-9. Epub 2014 Jan 3.

Department of Neurosurgery, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion-Neurosciences, 8700 Beverly Boulevard, 6th floor, A6600, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA.

VITOM-90 (Karl Storz Endoscopy, Tuttlingen, Germany) is a new technology that can be used as an alternative to the operating microscope. We have found that this device substantially improves surgeon comfort during infra-tentorial supracerebellar approaches to pineal region masses, and now report our experiences. The VITOM-90 is a specially designed scope that is attached to a high definition (HD) digital camera and displayed on a HD video monitor. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jocn.2013.10.026DOI Listing
July 2014
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Quantitative imaging values of CT, MR, and FDG-PET to differentiate pineal parenchymal tumors and germinomas: are they useful?

Neuroradiology 2014 Apr 9;56(4):297-303. Epub 2014 Feb 9.

Department of Diagnostic Imaging and Nuclear Medicine, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, 54 Shogoin Kawahara-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, 606-8507, Japan.

Introduction: Quantitative values of CT attenuation, apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC), and standardized uptake value (SUV) were investigated for differentiation between pineal parenchymal tumors (PPTs) and germinomas. Differences in age, sex, and calcification pattern were also evaluated.

Methods: Twenty-three patients with PPTs and germinomas in 20 years were retrospectively enrolled under the approval of the institutional review board. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00234-014-1334-2DOI Listing
April 2014
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Early response to chemotherapy as an indicator for the management of germinoma-like tumors of the pineal and/or suprasellar regions.

J Clin Neurosci 2014 Jan 12;21(1):124-30. Epub 2013 Nov 12.

Department of Neurosurgery, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan.

Recent advances in diagnostic imaging and experience with germinomas may allow for the differentiation of central nervous system germinomas from other tumors based on clinical information, without histological verification. We retrospectively analyzed clinically diagnosed germinoma-like tumors of the pineal and/or suprasellar regions. This was done to evaluate the efficacy of our strategy of defining germinoma-compatible tumors based on good responses to initial chemotherapy. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jocn.2013.05.014DOI Listing
January 2014
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Intracranial germinoma in the pineal region arising after subtotal resection of epidermoid cyst: case report.

Childs Nerv Syst 2014 May 13;30(5):963-6. Epub 2013 Nov 13.

Department of Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences, Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 401 N. Broadway, Suite 1440, Baltimore, MD, 21231, USA.

We present an unusual case of a germinoma of the pineal region arising adjacent to an epidermoid cyst in a 16-year-old male. Initial imaging findings were classic for epidermoid cyst. The patient underwent two partial resections at an outside institution, each specimen demonstrating pure epidermoid cyst. Read More

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May 2014
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