, Volume 36, Issue 2, pp 137–138 | Cite as

Spinal metastasis from occult intracranial germinoma mimicking primary intramedullary tumour

  • Y. Shibamoto
  • R. Asato
  • M. Abe
Diagnostic Neuroradiology


We report a patient who initially presented with an intramedullary spinal tumour and developed an intracranial germinoma 3.5 years later. The original spinal tumour was thought to be a metastasis from the germinoma, occult at that time.

Key words

Germinoma Spinal metastasis Intramedullary tumour Radiotherapy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. Shibamoto
    • 1
  • R. Asato
    • 2
  • M. Abe
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyKyoto University HospitalKyotoJapan
  2. 2.Department of Nuclear MedicineKyoto University HospitalKyotoJapan

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