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2021 Feb 25

J Pediatr Hematol Oncol

Challenges in the Management of Childhood Intracranial Germ Cell Tumors in Middle-Income Countries: A 20-Year Retrospective Review From a Single Tertiary Center in Malaysia.


Rajagopal R, Leong S H, Jawin V, Foo J C, Ahmad Bahuri N F, Mun K S, Azman R R, Loh J, Yap T Y, Ariffin H, Moreira DC, Gottardo NG, Bouffet E, Ganesan D
J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2021 Feb 25.
PMID: 33633029.


A higher incidence of pediatric intracranial germ cell tumors (iGCTs) in Asian countries compared with Western countries has been reported. In Malaysia, the literature regarding pediatric iGCTs have been nonexistent. The aim of this study was to review the management, survival, and long-term outcomes of pediatric iGCTs at a single tertiary center in Malaysia.