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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.
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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