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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 60  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 90--93

Atypical presentation of pediatric mixed germ cell tumors in the sellar-suprasellar region


1 Department of Neurosurgery, Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences, Bangalore, India
2 Department of Pathology, Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences, Bangalore, India

Correspondence Address:
Sunil V Furtado
Department of Neurosurgery, SSSIHMS, EPIP Area, Whitefield, Bangalore - 560 066
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0028-3886.93611

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Intracranial germ cell tumors constitute a unique group of tumors, more often reported from the Asian region. Amongst them, the non-germinomatous variety occurs with a lesser frequency than the germinomatous variety. We report two children with mixed germ cell tumors with unusual clinical presentations: Central diabetes insipidus and recent-onset oculomotor palsy mimicking pituitary apoplexy. Unlike in adults, suprasellar lesions with a pituitary apoplexy-like picture in the pediatric age group may suggest a possibility of a mixed germ cell tumor.






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