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

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Treatment Options for Childhood Central Nervous System Germ Cell Tumors

Newly Diagnosed Germinomas

Treatment of newly diagnosed germinomas may include the following:

Newly Diagnosed Teratomas

Treatment of newly diagnosed mature and immature teratomas may include the following:

Newly Diagnosed Nongerminomas

It is not clear what the best treatment for newly diagnosed nongerminomas is. Treatment of choriocarcinoma, embryonal carcinoma, yolk sac tumor, or mixed germ cell tumor may include the following:

Recurrent Childhood Central Nervous System Germ Cell Tumors

Treatment of recurrent childhood central nervous system germ cell tumors may include the following:

  • Updated: November 25, 2014