Clinical presentation of germinomas depends on tumor localization with symptoms due to compression of cerebral structures. Two cases (male children) are presented, referred for polyuria and polydipsia. During follow-up also anterior pituitary function became insufficient with slow growth velocity. Magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated a lack of posterior pituitary gland and partial pituitary stalk enlargement with a bifocal lesion. Describing these case reports, the importance is stressed not only of a precocious diagnosis in order to improve prognosis of the disease, but also the need of careful follow-up in those patients.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Italian Journal of Pediatrics|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 2007|
- Central diabetes insipidus
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health