Germinoma of the third ventricle

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard
Modality: MRI

Enhancing soft tissue is seen involving pineal gland and infundibular recess, fairly characteristic of central nervous system germinoma.

Case Discussion

Intracranial germinomas (also known as dysgerminomas, or extra-gonadal seminomas) are a type of germ cell tumour, and are predominantly seen in paediatric populations. They tend to occur in the midline, either at the pineal region (majority) or along the floor of the third ventricle/suprasellar region. 

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Case Information

rID: 2614
Case created: 7th May 2008
Last edited: 30th Jan 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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