Selma Bellil
Emna Braham
Faten Limaiem
Khadija Bellil
Ines Chelly
Amina Mekni
Slim Haouet
Moncef Zitouna
Hafedh Jemel
Moncef Khaldi
Nidhameddine Kchir


Background: Intracranial germ cell tumors are rarely seen and typically localize in the pineal or suprasellar region. The largest category of germ cell tumors is dysgerminoma.
Aim: to describe clinicopathological features and immunohistochemical profile of dysgerminomas.
Case report: We report three cases of central nervous system dysgerminomas. There were two young women and a man who were 6, 11 and 23 year-old. They presented with symptoms of insipidus diabetes (n=3) with association to visual field defects in the third case. Radiological findings showed a supra seller lesion in two cases. Double localization in the pineal and suprasellar regions was seen in the third case. Histologic examination and immunohistochemical
study of surgical specimen were consistent with primary central nervous system dysgerminoma.


Dysgerminoma, histology, radiotherapy



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