Primary medulla oblongata germinoma: A case report and review of the literature

Pao Sheng Yen, A. S B Chou, Chi J. Chen, Shih Ming Jung, Huo L. Chuang, R. Michael Scott

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We describe a case of primary intracranial medulla oblongata germinoma in a 16-year-old girl who presented with progressive headache and blurred vision. Magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated a heterogeneous exophytic mass arising from dorsal aspect of medulla oblongata with extension into fourth ventricle. The differential diagnosis for this patient had included ependymoma, exophytic glioma, medulloblastoma and choroid plexus papilloma. After surgical resection and radiation therapy, she remains alive and recurrence-free for 7 years.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)339-342
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Neuro-Oncology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - May 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • Germinoma
  • Intracranial germ cell tumor
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Medulla oblongata

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Oncology
  • Neuroscience(all)


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