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2021 Mar 22

J Neurosurg Case Lessons



Mixed germ cell tumor infiltrating the pineal gland without elevated tumor markers: illustrative case.


Shiomi K, Arakawa Y, Minamiguchi S, Yamashita H, Terada Y, Tanji M, Mineharu Y, Umeda K, Uto M, Takita J, Haga H, Mizowaki T, Miyamoto S
J Neurosurg Case Lessons. 2021 Mar 22; 1(12):CASE20131.
PMID: 35854926.


Tumors in the pineal region consist of various histological types, and correct diagnosis from biopsy specimens is sometimes difficult. The authors report the case of a patient with a mixed germ cell tumor infiltrating into the pineal gland despite showing no elevation of tumor markers.