Intracranial germinoma metastasizing via aventriculo-peritoneal shunt

Wong, K.T. and Koh, K.B.H. and Lee, S.H. and Chee, C.P. (1996) Intracranial germinoma metastasizing via aventriculo-peritoneal shunt. Journal of the University of Malaya Medical Centre (JUMMEC), 1 (2). p. 59. ISSN 1823-7339,

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Primary germinomas of the central nervous system carry a good prognosis because of their radiosensitivity. Recurrences are rare and extraneural metastases are even more unusual. One of the possible routes of extraneural spread is via ventriculo-peritoneal shunts which may be required to reduce intracranial pressure. One such case of germinoma metastasizing via a ventriculo-peritoneal shunt is reported. Patients with intracranial germinomas and ventriculo-peritoneal shunts should have close surveillance of their abdomens and may require systemic chemotherapy.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Intracranial germinoma; aventriculo-peritoneal shunt
Subjects: R Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Mr Jasny Razali
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2021 01:36
Last Modified: 24 Mar 2021 01:36

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