Mediastinal germ cell tumor with somatic-type malignancy successfully treated with chemotherapy followed by surgical resection combined with lobectomy: report of a case

K. Kaseda, H. Horio, T. Hijima, T. Hatou, M. Harada

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A 28-year-old male visited our hospital with complaint of chest pain. Clinical examination revealed a huge mediastinal mass which was diagnosed as non-seminomatous germ cell tumor. The patient underwent 5 cycles of chemotherapy (bleomycin, etoposide, and cisplatin) followed by resection of the tumor combined with left upper lobectomy. Final pathological diagnosis was germ cell tumor with somatic-type malignancy. While the prognosis of mediastinal germ cell tumor with somatic-type malignancy is known to be extremely poor, multimodality at an early stage is the key to successful treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1190-1193
Number of pages4
JournalKyobu geka. The Japanese journal of thoracic surgery
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec
Externally publishedYes


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