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ea0011p463 | Endocrine tumours and neoplasia | ECE2006

An intrasellar germinoma with normal cerebrospinal fluid β-HCG concentration misdiagnosed as hypophysitis

Tanyolac Sinan , Cikim Ayse , Ozbey Nese , Sencer Altay , Kurt Ramaza , Sencer Serra , Turantan Inan , Molvalilar Senay

Intracranial germinomas are malignant neoplasms which are supposed to arise from primitive germ cells failed to migrate to the genital crest during embryonic development. Most of them are located in the intra-suprasellar region and may cause anterior and particularly posterior pituitary hormone deficits. Early establishment of the histological diagnosis is important for optimum treatment planning and a successful outcome. Intracranial germinomas are radiosensitive and potentia...