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Year : 2004  |  Volume : 52  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 251--253

Subarachnoid spread of germinoma mimicking tuberculous meningitis

Department of Neuropathology, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore - 560029, India

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S K Shankar
Department of Neuropathology, NIMHANS, Bangalore - 560029
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A case of pineal germinaoma spreading along the basal subarachnoid space, clinically and macroscopically at autopsy, resembling tuberculous basal arachnoiditis is reported. Need to carry out CSF cytology of even hemorrhagic CSF is stressed, to diagnose the condition.


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