Endodermal sinus tumor (EST) of the mediastinum is a rare germ‐cell neoplasm affecting mainly young adult males. Ten patients with EST were treated with a multimodality approach that included surgery, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy. All patients had relapses after achieving a transient response except one who is still in complete remission more than five years following the diagnosis of the disease. Optimal therapy for this neoplasm has yet to be discovered. The disease is a subset of extragonadal germ cell tumors which appears to be lethal in most cases, particularly when the primary tumor is unresectable. The first case of five‐year disease‐free survival is described.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||9|
|State||Published - Aug 15 1982|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cancer Research