A case of intramedullary spinal cord tumor producing human chorionic gonadotropin

Takahiro Sasaki, Takahiro Amano, Masaki Takao, Mamoru Shibata, Naoyuki Shigematsu, Yasuo Fukuuchi

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Abstract

We experienced a case of a persistent trophoblastic disease associated with gradually progressive Brown-Séquard syndrome, which was found to be due to a primary intramedullary spinal cord germinoma with syncytiotrophoblastic giant cells (STGC). We performed both chemotherapy and radiotherapy on separate occasions. Although the chemotherapy appeared to be ineffective, radiotherapy resulted in the disappearance of spinal cord lesions for four years. We reported a case of intramedullary spinal cord germinoma with STGC for which radiotherapy was a better therapeutic modality.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)247-250
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Neuro-Oncology
Volume56
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Jan 1

Keywords

  • Germ cell tumor
  • Germinoma
  • Syncytiotrophoblast

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cancer Research

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