Malignant germ cell tumors

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Pediatric germ cell tumors are relatively uncommon tumors which present at unusual sites in infancy in childhood. Most are benign and in the neonate and infants the extragonadal site predominates whereas in adolescence the gonadal site predominates. The clinical presentation is varied and is dependent upon the effect of the location and size of the tumor on adjacent structures. In the current area, primary resection when feasible is the treatment of choice, with low stage tumors usually requiring only surgery. Advanced stage tumors often require neoadjuvant chemotherapy with delayed surgical resection. The advent of cisplatin based therapy has markedly improved survival for children affected with malignant germ cell tumors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Surgery of Childhood Tumors
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Pages333-344
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9783662485903
ISBN (Print)9783662485880
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

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Germ Cell and Embryonal Neoplasms
Neoplasms
Cisplatin
Newborn Infant
Pediatrics
Drug Therapy
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Extragonadal tumors
  • Germ cell tumors
  • Gonadal tumors
  • Testes and ovaries

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Rescorla, F. (2016). Malignant germ cell tumors. In The Surgery of Childhood Tumors (pp. 333-344). Springer Berlin Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-48590-3_19

Malignant germ cell tumors. / Rescorla, Frederick.

The Surgery of Childhood Tumors. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2016. p. 333-344.

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Rescorla, F 2016, Malignant germ cell tumors. in The Surgery of Childhood Tumors. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 333-344. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-48590-3_19
Rescorla F. Malignant germ cell tumors. In The Surgery of Childhood Tumors. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. 2016. p. 333-344 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-48590-3_19
Rescorla, Frederick. / Malignant germ cell tumors. The Surgery of Childhood Tumors. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2016. pp. 333-344
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