MR imaging of primary spinal germinoma: A case report and review of the literature

Nan Han Lu, Sandy Cheng Yu Chen, Jung Mao Chou, Tai Hung Kuo, Ching Hui Yeh

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Abstract

Germinomas in the central nervous system (CNS) are uncommon tumors and occur usually in the pineal or suprasellar regions. Primary spinal germinoma is extremely rare. Here we reported a rare case of an extramedullary germinoma in a young adult who presented with progressive paraparesis and retention of stool and urine. The MR image features with their differential diagnoses were discussed along with literature review of all previously reported 22 cases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)92-96
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Neuroimaging
Volume19
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2009
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Extramedullary tumor; MRI
  • Germinoma
  • Spine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology

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