Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-53650
Morrison, A L; Smith, A B; Benjamin, V; Allen, J C; Rushing, E J (2011). Late spinal metastases from an isolated pineal region germinoma mimicking a schwannoma. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, 18(8):1126-1127.
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A 20-year-old male with a prior history of germinoma presented 8 years after the initial diagnosis with progressive lower back pain. The preoperative diagnosis was schwannoma based on the appearances of a tumor in the lumbosacral region on MRI; however, histologically, a germinoma "drop" metastasis was seen. This report emphasizes the need for long-term follow-up in patients with germinoma. In addition, this patient is unusual in that the preoperative assessment favored schwannoma.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article, refereed, original work|
|Communities & Collections:||04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Institute of Neuropathology|
|DDC:||570 Life sciences; biology
610 Medicine & health
|Deposited On:||07 Jan 2012 20:34|
|Last Modified:||07 Dec 2013 20:27|
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