Suprasellar germinoma: An unusual clinical presentation

João Artur F. Dariano, Tânia W. Furlanetto, Sergio S. Costa, Flávio J. Prenna, Amir J. Santos, Leroy R. Sharer

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A case is described of suprasellar tumor with diabetes insipidus, diminishing visual acuity, inferior bitemporal quadrantanopia, and hypopituitarism in a 19-year-old man. Computerized tomographic scan of the brain after contrast injection demonstrated periventricular enhancement. Diagnosis of germinoma was made on the basis of clinical and radiographic information and a biopsy that revealed malignant cells. The tumor responded well to radiation therapy. Diagnostic difficulties were created by systemic manifestations unrelated to endocrinopathy. Pertinent literature is reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)294-297
Number of pages4
JournalSurgical Neurology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1981
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology


  • computerized tomography
  • ecropic pinealoma
  • germinoma
  • hepatomegaly
  • optic chiasm

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