Live Video Consultation
19 Harley St, London, W1G 9QJ, UK

Extragonadal germ cell tumor of the posterior mediastinum in a toddler difficult with spinal twine compression: a case report.

Related Articles

Extragonadal germ cell tumor of the posterior mediastinum in a toddler difficult with spinal twine compression: a case report.

BMC Pediatr. 2018 Mar 05;18(1):97

Authors: Yon DK, Ahn TK, Shin DE, Kim GI, Kim MK

Summary
BACKGROUND: Germ cell tumors (GCTs) in youngsters are uncommon neoplasms with numerous pathological findings in response to the positioning and age of presentation. The most typical signs in youngsters with mediastinal GCTs, that are nonspecific, are dyspnea, chest ache, cough, hemoptysis, vena cava occlusion syndrome, and fatigue/weak spot. Due to these nonspecific signs, it’s troublesome to suspect a mediastinal mass. A posterior mediastinal tumor inflicting spinal twine compression is a crucial instance of an oncologic emergency arising from a neurogenic tumor.
CASE PRESENTATION: Youngsters with posterior mediastinum GCTs will be simply mistaken as having a neurogenic tumor due to web site of tumor origin. We handled our 7-year-old affected person with emergency decompression surgical procedure and high-dose steroid pulse remedy to stop secondary damage to the spinal twine. Major damage was a results of spinal twine compression as a result of preliminary manifestation of GCT within the posterior mediastinum. Cisplatin-based chemotherapy was additionally administered. The affected person was adopted up frequently for three years and is present process rehabilitation with none indicators of recurrence.
CONCLUSIONS: We current a particularly uncommon case of a kid with paraparesis brought on by extradural spinal twine compression because the preliminary manifestation of GCT within the posterior mediastinum. The kid was handled with emergency decompression surgical procedure and high-dose pulse steroid remedy to stop secondary damage to the spinal twine.

PMID: 29506496 [PubMed – in process]

Extragonadal germ cell tumor of the posterior mediastinum in a toddler difficult with spinal twine compression a case report | Cervical disc replacement back pain | nuffield health

What our patients say ...

Consultant Spine Surgeon
Consultant Spine Surgeon
Consultant Spine Surgeon

This surgical technique consists of a percutaneous approach for the treatment of small to medium size hernias of the intervertebral disc by laser energy. The main objective is to reduce the intradiscal pressure in the nucleus pulposus

Laser Disc Surgery can be performed under local anaesthetic as a day case at our centre on the prestigious Harley Street.
What is London spine unit and How it Works

The London Spine Unit was established in 2005 and has successfully treated over 5000 patients. All conditions are treated.

treatment of all spinal disorders

The London Spine Unit specialises in Minimally Invasive Treatments allowing rapid recovery and return to normal function

Trusted by patients worldwide

The London Spine Unit provides the highest quality care to all patients and has VIP services for those seeking exceptional services

If you have any emergency Doctor’s need, simply call our 24 hour emergency

Your personal case manager will ensure that you receive the best possible care.

Call Now 

+44 844 589 2020
+44 203 973 8810