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NeurOnc 07

Topic: Pathology

Created on Saturday, February 14 2009 by gliageek

Last modified on Thursday, February 19 2009.


Courtesy of Dr. Mark Cohen
The most common location for this tumor is:

 
        A) Suprasellar
 
        B) Cerebellum
 
        C) Basal ganglia
 
        D) Pineal region
 
        E) Temporal lobe
 

 


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This question was created on February 14, 2009 by gliageek.
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A) Suprasellar

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The suprasellar region is the most common location for germinoma in adolescent girls, and second most common location overall.  (See References)

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B) Cerebellum

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Very uncommon location for germinoma.  (See References)

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C) Basal ganglia

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Bilateral basal ganglia lesions are an unusual presentation of germinoma.  (See References)

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D) Pineal region

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Germinoma is the most common pineal region tumor, generally presenting in adolescent boys.   (See References)

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E) Temporal lobe

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Germinomas in non-midline locations are considered metastatic until proved otherwise.  (See References)

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References:

1. Love, S., Louis, D.N., and Ellison, D.W. (2008). Greenfield's Neuropathology, 8th Edition. Oxford University Press, USA (ISBN:0340906820)Advertising:
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