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CASE REPORT
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 1027-1030

An unusual case of primary intracranial germinoma with diffuse subarachnoid spread masquerading as tuberculous meningitis


1 Department of Neurosurgery, Govind Ballabh Pant Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Pathology, Govind Ballabh Pant Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, New Delhi, India

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Dr. Amit Kumar Sharma
Department of Neurosurgery, Govind Ballabh Pant Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, New Delhi - 110 002
India
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DOI: 10.4103/ajns.AJNS_174_20

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Central nervous system (CNS) germinomas often extend or disseminate into the ventricular and subarachnoid space. We present a case of primary CNS germinoma consisting mainly of meningeal dissemination, which is extremely unusual and must be kept in the differential diagnosis.


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