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Neurochirurgie. 2015 Apr-Jun;61(2-3):143-5. doi: 10.1016/j.neuchi.2013.12.006. Epub 2014 May 20.

Tumoral markers in tumors of the pineal region.

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Centre Léon-Bérard, 28, rue Laennec, 69008 Lyon, France. Electronic address: cecile.conter@lyon.unicancer.fr.

Abstract

In cases of pineal tumors, a germ cell tumor should always be suspected. As some of them are secreting tumors, tumoral markers (AFP and/or hGC) are an important part of the diagnostic process. Their positivity either in the serum and/or in the cerebrospinal fluid may lead to an accurate diagnosis, avoiding a potentially dangerous surgical biopsy. Follow-up of tumoral markers is useful during and after treatment in order to monitor response to chemotherapy or a remission status.

KEYWORDS:

Germ cell tumor; Marqueurs tumoraux; Pineal tumor; Tumeur germinale; Tumeur pinéale; Tumoral markers

PMID:
24856314
DOI:
10.1016/j.neuchi.2013.12.006
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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