Mediastinal germ cell tumor with somatic-type malignancy: Report of 5 stage I/II cases

Keisuke Asakura, Yotaro Izumi, Tatsuhiko Ikeda, Yoshishige Kimura, Hirohisa Horinouchi, Yuichiro Hayashi, Hiroaki Nomori

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Among 15 patients with primary mediastinal nonseminomatous germ cell tumors experienced during the past 12 years, 5 were diagnosed with germ cell tumors with somatic-type malignancy. The pretreatment stages were stage I in 2 patients and stage II in 3. All 5 patients received perioperative chemotherapy plus surgical resection, and 4 remain alive without relapse, with a mean follow-up of 60 months.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1014-1016
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Sep


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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