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World J Surg Oncol. 2012 May 19;10:69. doi: 10.1186/1477-7819-10-69.

Extragonadal mixed germ cell tumor of the right arm: description of the first case in the literature.

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  • 1Department of Radiation Oncology, National Institute of Oncology, Mohamed V University, Rabat, Morocco.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Extragonadal localization of germ cell tumors (GCTs) is rare; to the best of our knowledge, a location in the soft tissue of the arm has never been previously reported in the literature.

CASE PRESENTATION:

We report the case of a 37-year-old man who presented with a primary malignant mixed non-seminomatous GCT (teratocarcinoma variety) in the right arm, treated by a combination of cisplatin-based chemotherapy and surgery. After 18 months of close follow-up, no locoregional recurrence or distant metastases have been detected.

CONCLUSIONS:

A combination of chemotherapy and surgery is the most appropriate treatment strategy for extragonadal GCTs, to ensure both local and systemic control.

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PMC3356599
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