Non-gonadal Germ Cell Tumors

Non-gonadal Germinomas

Germinoma is primarily a disease of young males. There are germinomas that arise in the testicles or ovaries, the gonads, and those that do not. It is presumed that the non-testicular germinoma have their origin in germ cells left behind in various places in the body during the development of the fetus. The current World Health Organization classification of Germ Cell Tumors (GCT), which is based primarily on histological elements, divides these

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