The mediastinum is the most common extragonadal location. In adults, approximately % of mediastinal tumors are germ cell tumors;. 20% of mediastinal tumors and cysts; Typically divided into seminomas versus nonseminomatous germ cell tumors (teratomas [mature or. Mediastinal germ cell tumors are tumors that derive from germ cell rest remnants in the mediastinum. They most commonly occur in the gonad but occasionally.

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Pathology Outlines – Germ cell tumors

These results and those of other analyses suggest that the two malignancies derive from a common founding clone of cells i. Squamous-cell carcinoma Adenocarcinoma Mucinous cystadenocarcinoma Large-cell lung carcinoma Rhabdoid carcinoma Sarcomatoid carcinoma Carcinoid Salivary gland—like carcinoma Adenosquamous carcinoma Papillary adenocarcinoma Giant-cell carcinoma.

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The intense staining pattern of OCT4 and the high sensitivity mfdiastinum FISH make them superior to other auxiliary diagnostic utilities for detecting seminoma.

The majority of neoplasms are mature cystic teratomas that are incidentally discovered on imaging studies of the mediasinum. Most mediastinal malignant tumors are large and cause symptoms by compressing or invading adjacent structures, including the lungs, pleura, pericardium, and chest wall.

Fetus in fetu Dermoid cyst Struma ovarii Strumal carcinoid Trophoblastic mediastium Unlike benign germ cell tumors of the mediastinum, malignant mediastinal tumors are usually symptomatic at the time of diagnosis. Wikipedia articles that are too technical from April All articles that are too technical Articles needing expert attention from April All articles needing expert attention Infobox germjnoma condition All articles with vague or ambiguous time Vague or ambiguous time from April Retrieved from ” https: In these cases, the mediastinal germ cell tumor develops before or concomitantly with but not after acute megakaryoblastic leukemia.

Monday 23 January Pure mediastinal seminomas are curable in the large majority of patients, even when metastatic at the time of diagnosis.


Syndromes associated with mediastinal germ cell tumors include Hematologic Neoplasia and Klinefelter’s syndrome. Germ cell tumors[TI] mediastinum.

Mediastinal germ cell tumor

Info – Admin Resources in pathology Technical section. Non-small-cell lung carcinoma Squamous-cell carcinoma Adenocarcinoma Mucinous cystadenocarcinoma Large-cell lung carcinoma Rhabdoid carcinoma Sarcomatoid carcinoma Mediastinnum Salivary gland—like carcinoma Adenosquamous carcinoma Papillary adenocarcinoma Giant-cell carcinoma.

This article may be too technical for most readers to understand. Sign up for our Email Newsletters. These tumors are highly sensitive to radiation therapy and to combination chemotherapy. Nasal cavity Esthesioneuroblastoma Nasopharynx Nasopharyngeal carcinoma Nasopharyngeal angiofibroma Larynx Laryngeal cancer Laryngeal papillomatosis.

Seminomas grow relatively slowly and can become very large before causing symptoms. Germ cell tumor – mixed. In several of these cases, the genetic aberrations in the malignant megakaryoblasts were similar to those in the malignant mediastianl germ cells. The nonteratomatous germinal neoplasms have the same morphologic features, approximate distribution, and prognosis as the gonadal counterparts.

Fine needle aspiration biopsy can establish diagnosis with high degree of accuracy Am J Clin Pathol ; Case report and review of the literature”. These neoplasms are often associated with the thymus, and in many cases appear to have originated in the thymus; residual thymic tissue is not identifiable in the highly invasive and malignant germ cell tumor. Mediastinum Other malignancies Germ cell tumors Author: Metastatic germ cell tumor: Mesothelioma Malignant solitary fibrous tumor.

The anterior mediastinum is the most common primary extragonadal site for germinal neoplasms in adults and is second to the sacrococcygeal region for pathologially comparable tumors in children.

Accessed December 31st, Am J Surg Pathol. Some investigators suggest that this distribution arises as a consequence of abnormal migration of germ cells during embryogenesis. The diagnosis of a mediastinal germ cell tumor should be considered in all young males with a mediastinal mass. Germinoma-seminoma is the most frequent nonteratomatous malignant germ cell tumor.

Page views in to date: Pathology by regions G. Home About Us Advertise Amazon. Epidemiology Usually men in 20s with elevated hCG and gynecomastia, impotence Prognostic factors Poor prognosis Case reports 13 year old boy with shortness of breath, chest pain, fever, irritable cough and weight loss Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke Za Zhi ; However, the cardiotoxicity of mediastinal radiation is substantial and the standard treatment of mediastinal seminomas is with chemotherapy using bleomycinetoposide and cisplatin for either three or four day treatment cycles depending on the location of any metastatic disease.

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mediastinal germinoma – – Human pathology

Immunohistochemical staining for OCT4 has recently been validated as a powerful tool for detecting gonadal seminoma. This website is intended for pathologists and laboratory personnel, who understand that medical information is imperfect and must be interpreted using reasonable medical judgment. Semin Respir Crit Care Med. Initial treatment with four courses of bleomycin, etoposide, and cisplatin, followed by surgical resection of any residual disease, is considered standard therapy.

The treatment for mediastinal nonseminomatous germ cell tumors should follow guidelines for poor-prognosis testicular cancer. Please help improve it to make it understandable to non-experts germinomx, without removing the technical germijoma.

Regardless of the pathologic subtype, the mediastinal germ cell tumors have a predilection for patients in the first three decades of life. Germinoma with yolk sac component. Sarcoma Lymphoma Immature teratoma Melanoma.

Germinoma with multilocular thymic cyst. New author database being installed, click here for details. Epidemiology Usually males Gross description Invasive, highly necrotic Microscopic histologic description Poorly differentiated, pleomorphic cells with prominent nucleoli, often with eosinophilic intracellular globules or primitive lumina; variable geographic necrosis No nuclear blebs Microscopic histologic images Images hosted on other servers: Patients with small tumors usually asymptomatic that appear resectable usually undergo thoracotomy and attempted complete resection followed by chemotherapy.