volume 30, issue 3, P348-350 2015
DOI: 10.3109/02688697.2015.1096907
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Karol P. Budohoski, Dominic G. O’Donovan, Fiona Harris, Thomas Santarius

Abstract: We describe a case of primary intracranial medulla oblongata germinoma in a 23-year-old female who presented with deteriorating balance and mobility. Imaging demonstrated an exophytic lesion arising from the dorsal medulla oblongata and extending into the fourth ventricle. The tissue sample was obtained via suboccipital craniotomy and a diagnosis of a primary medullary germinoma was made. The patient underwent whole craniospinal axis radiotherapy and remains well and recurrence-free at 1-year follow up.