Incidentally discovered primary mediastinal germ cell tumor

JAAPA. 2020 Apr;33(4):35-37. doi: 10.1097/01.JAA.0000657172.30545.a3.

Abstract

Most germ cell tumors arise from the testicles and often are self-diagnosed. Extragonadal germ cell tumors are rare and vary greatly in their clinical presentations. This case report describes a 24-year-old man with an unusual presentation for an extragonadal germ cell tumor.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / therapeutic use
  • Biomarkers, Tumor / blood
  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • Humans
  • Incidental Findings*
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
  • Male
  • Mediastinal Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Mediastinal Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging
  • Mediastinal Neoplasms / pathology
  • Mediastinal Neoplasms / therapy*
  • Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal / diagnosis*
  • Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal / diagnostic imaging
  • Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal / pathology
  • Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal / therapy*
  • Positron Emission Tomography Computed Tomography
  • Thoracic Surgical Procedures
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Young Adult
  • alpha-Fetoproteins / analysis

Substances

  • Biomarkers, Tumor
  • alpha-Fetoproteins