alexa Abstract | Successful Resection of a Mediastinal Nonseminomatous Germ Cell Tumor Whos Response to Induction Chemotherapy was Evaluated by Fluorodeoxyglucose-Positron Emission Tomography
ISSN: 2165-7920

Journal of Clinical Case Reports
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Abstract

Mediastinal germ cell tumors are rare malignant tumors whose current management strategy involves making a prompt diagnosis and providing an appropriate chemotherapy. However, there is as yet no consensus regarding the optimal management postchemotherapy. We encountered the case of a 23-year-old man who was diagnosed as having a mediastinal nonseminomatous germ cell tumor. We evaluated its response to induction chemotherapy by fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography/computed tomography. We performed complete surgical excision of the residual tumor postchemotherapy. Histopathologic examination of the surgical specimen showed no viable tumor cells.

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Author(s): Yuta Ogura, Hisashi Saji, Hideki Marushima, Ichiro Maeda, Hirotaka Koizumi and Haruhiko Nakamura

Keywords

Mediastinal germ cell tumor, FDG-PET, Medical Case Reports

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