Basal ganglia germinoma

Case contributed by Jack Ren

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Neurological symptoms. Details unavailable.

Patient Data

Age: Child

MRI brain

Modality: MRI

There is a multi-nodular lesion located on left thalamus/putamen area best seen on T2 image. The lesion shows low T1 signal with enhancement after admission of contrast. The lesion has high T2 signal with multi-cystic nodular appearance. 

The patient went on to have a stereotactic guided biopsy which confirmed the diagnosis of germinoma.

1 year post chemo radiotherapy

Modality: MRI

The tumour is gone after 1 year of treatment & left with low signal cystic lesion which shows no enhancement after admission of contrast

Case Discussion

Basal ganglia germinoma.

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Case Information

rID: 24136
Case created: 29th Jul 2013
Last edited: 25th Nov 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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