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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society > Volume 13(3); 1984 > Article
Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 1984;13(3): 465-470.
A Case of Primary Pineal Endodermal Sinus Tumor.
Moon Pyo Chi, Sung Hak Kim, Dong Been Park, Kyu Man Shin
Department of Neurosurgery, College of Medicine, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea.
ABSTRACT
A case of endodermal sinus tumor in the pineal region of a 12-year-old boy is presented. Preponderance of this tumor occurs in the boys, usually in their second decade. The tumor is characterized by perivascular structure(Schiller-Duval body) which simulate endodermal diverticula of yolk sac origin. His serum alpha-fetoprotein levels was abnormally high(over 400ng/ml) He was treated with operation and irradiation of 4500rad to the whole brain and spinal axis. But he died 6 month later after operation. The authors report a case of endodermal sinus tumor arising from pineal gland and briefly review literature.
Key Words: Schiller-Duval body; Endodermal diverticula of yolk sac origin
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