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Year : 2002  |  Volume : 50  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 84-6

Germinoma of the basal ganglia : a case report and review of literature.


Department of Pathology, Sree Chitra Thirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Thiruvanthapuram, India.

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Department of Pathology, Sree Chitra Thirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Thiruvanthapuram, India.

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Germs cell tumors of extrapineal region are extremely uncommon. The clinicopathological features of germinoma in the basal ganglia, in a 21 year old male are presented in this report. Post-operative radiotherapy is advocated, in view of the good radiosensitivity of these tumors.

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Elizabeth J, Menon G, Bhattacharya R N, Radhakrishnan V V. Germinoma of the basal ganglia : a case report and review of literature. Neurol India 2002;50:84


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Elizabeth J, Menon G, Bhattacharya R N, Radhakrishnan V V. Germinoma of the basal ganglia : a case report and review of literature. Neurol India [serial online] 2002 [cited 2019 Dec 10];50:84. Available from: http://www.neurologyindia.com/text.asp?2002/50/1/84/1341


 

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