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Histological Patterns in Germ Cell Tumors

  • J. Verlooy
  • P. Cras
  • P. Selosse
  • J. J. Martin
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Part of the Developments in Oncology book series (DION, volume 52)

Abstract

Two patients, who had a recurrence of a germ cell tumor are presented. In both cases, the first diagnosis was a benign teratoma; however, the second neuropathological diagnosis was: germinoma. This changing histological pattern of germ cell tumors is considered as a pitfall in the diagnosis and a difficulty in planning the treatment.

Key words

Germinoma Teratoma 

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© Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, Dordrecht 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Verlooy
    • 1
  • P. Cras
    • 2
  • P. Selosse
    • 1
  • J. J. Martin
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryUniversity Hospital AntwerpBelgium
  2. 2.Born-Bunge FoundationUniversity of AntwerpAntwerpBelgium

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