Basal ganglia germinoma

Case contributed by Dr Jack Ren


Neurological symptoms. Details unavailable.

Patient Data

Age: Child

MRI brain

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

The tumor 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
Published: 29th Jul 2013
Last edited: 17th Dec 2019
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