The authors report a case of a 9-year-old girl with a mediastinal germinoma that required emergent surgical extirpation because of tracheal compression and asphyxia. The tumor was successfully debulked under general anesthesia with the capability of extracorporeal circulation immediately available. Postoperatively, the tumor responded to adjuvant chemotherapy and irradiation and the patient survived without evidence of recurrence.
- Oncologic emergency
- Tracheal compression
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health