Prognosis of CNS GCTs

  • Y. Sawamura


The histopathological entity “germ cell tumor” (GCT) encompasses a number of histological subtypes including germinoma, embryonal carcinoma, yolk sac tumor, choriocarcinoma, mature teratoma, immature teratoma, teratoma with malignant transformation, and mixed GCTs (see Chapter IV Pathology). Furthermore, the mixed GCTs include numerous and diverse histological combinations such as an immature teratoma with germinoma, an immature teratoma with embryonal carcinoma, and so on. In contrast to gonadal GCTs, moreover, these central nervous system (CNS) GCTs are rare neoplasms.


Embryonal Carcinoma Mature Teratoma Immature Teratoma Craniospinal Irradiation Mixed Germ Cell Tumor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. Sawamura
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  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryHokkaido University School of MedicineSapporoJapan

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