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Japanese Journal of Radiology

, Volume 28, Issue 2, pp 166–168 | Cite as

Fourth ventricular mixed germ cell tumor demonstrating adipose tissue in a young adult

  • Akihiro Kuriu
  • Taro Shimono
  • Masatomo Kuwabara
  • Ryuichiro Ashikaga
  • Makoto Hosono
  • Takamichi Murakami
Case Report

Abstract

We report a case of fourth ventricular mixed germ cell tumor (GCT) in a 20-year-old man. Neuroradiological investigations revealed a fourth ventricular hemorrhagic tumor with adipose tissue. We suspected mixed GCT because adipose tissue was seen preoperatively, but mixed GCT occurring after childhood in this location has not previously been reported. We describe herein the imaging findings for mixed GCT and discuss the differential diagnoses of fourth ventricular tumors with adipose tissue.

Key words

Fourth ventricle Germ cell tumor Teratoma Magnetic resonance imaging Computed tomography 

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© Japan Radiological Society 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Akihiro Kuriu
    • 1
  • Taro Shimono
    • 1
  • Masatomo Kuwabara
    • 1
  • Ryuichiro Ashikaga
    • 1
  • Makoto Hosono
    • 1
  • Takamichi Murakami
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyKinki University School of MedicineOsaka-SayamaJapan

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