Germinoma of the third ventricle

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Frank Gaillard

Note: This case has been tagged as "legacy" as it no longer meets image preparation and/or other case publication guidelines.

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: 6th Apr 2021
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included