Germinoma of the third ventricle

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Frank Gaillard

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 tumor, and are predominantly seen in pediatric 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
Published: 7th May 2008
Last edited: 21st Dec 2019
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