Bilateral germinoma of the basal ganglia

Andrea Rossi, Maria Luisa Garrè, Marcello Ravegnani, Paolo Nozza, Arturo Abbruzzese, Felice Giangaspero, Paolo Tortori-Donati

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Germinoma arising in the bilateral basal ganglia is exceedingly rare, with only five cases reported to date. Owing to non-specific clinical findings and the frequent presence of ill-defined abnormalities without a definite tumor mass on neuroimaging, the diagnosis can be difficult. We describe a case in which magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) findings suggested a tumor and supported the decision to perform biopsy of the lesion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)177-179
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Blood and Cancer
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2008


  • Brain tumors
  • Germ cell tumors
  • Neuro-oncology
  • Rare tumors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Hematology


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