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What is extracranial germ cell tumor of childhood?

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Dr. James Ball
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Collection of tumors

Germ cell tumors typically arise from testicles or ovaries.
They can occur in the brain (but extracranial gcts do not). The exact tumor type is rarely of one variety in kids. Typically a mixed tumor is noted by pathologists. Usually, the mixed tumor types include some malignant components. Treatments are good. Chemo + surgery usually.

In brief: Collection of tumors

Germ cell tumors typically arise from testicles or ovaries.
They can occur in the brain (but extracranial gcts do not). The exact tumor type is rarely of one variety in kids. Typically a mixed tumor is noted by pathologists. Usually, the mixed tumor types include some malignant components. Treatments are good. Chemo + surgery usually.
Dr. James Ball
Dr. James Ball
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology

In brief: Rare family

This is a family of tumors that can be diagnosed by a pathologist (i suggest you get a consensus from 3 of us) that resemble to some degree the gametes and/or the cells of the unborn child.
They run from totally benign to very malignant; thankfully today's treatment produces many good responses.

In brief: Rare family

This is a family of tumors that can be diagnosed by a pathologist (i suggest you get a consensus from 3 of us) that resemble to some degree the gametes and/or the cells of the unborn child.
They run from totally benign to very malignant; thankfully today's treatment produces many good responses.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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