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

  • Last Modified: 05/22/2014

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Treatment Options for Childhood Central Nervous System Germ Cell Tumors

Newly Diagnosed Germinomas
Newly Diagnosed Teratomas
Newly Diagnosed Nongerminomas
Recurrent Childhood Central Nervous System Germ Cell Tumors



Newly Diagnosed Germinomas

Treatment may include the following:

Newly Diagnosed Teratomas

Treatment may include the following:

Newly Diagnosed Nongerminomas

Treatment of choriocarcinoma, embryonal carcinoma, yolk sac tumor, or mixed germ cell tumor may include the following:

Sometimes the tumor marker level decreases after initial treatment but the tumor can still be seen in imaging tests. Surgery may be done to remove as much of the tumor as possible and do a biopsy.

Recurrent Childhood Central Nervous System Germ Cell Tumors

Treatment may include the following: