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Childhood Central Nervous System Germ Cell Tumors Treatment (PDQ®)

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Recurrent Childhood Central Nervous System Germ Cell Tumors

Childhood central nervous system germ cell tumors may recur (come back) after they have been treated. The tumors usually come back in the same place as the first tumor. The tumor also may come back in other places and/or in the meninges (thin layers of tissue that cover and protect the brain and spinal cord).

  • Updated: November 25, 2014