Primary intrasellar germinoma: Case report

Giorgio Frank, Ercole Galassi, Antonio P. Fabrizi, Franco Frank, Valeria Manetto

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Intracranial germinomas arising primarily within the sella turcica are extremely rare. Preoperative diagnosis is difficult to establish even with sophisticated procedures. Diabetes insipidus is the main clinical manifestation. The authors report a case of an apparently primary intrasellar germinoma causing subclinical pituitary apoplexy in a 12-year-old boy. The transsphenoidal approach and appropriate radiotherapeutic management were employed with a good outcome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)786-787
Number of pages2
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1992


  • Diabetes insipidus
  • Germinoma
  • Pituitary apoplexy
  • Transsphenoidal microsurgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery


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