METASTASIS OF PINEAL GERMINOMA VIA VENTRICULOPERITONEAL SHUNT
Version of Record online: 21 JAN 2008
Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery
Volume 63, Issue 5, pages 409–412, May 1993
How to Cite
Ung, A.O., Triscott, J. A., Leditschke, J. F. and Smith, J. A. (1993), METASTASIS OF PINEAL GERMINOMA VIA VENTRICULOPERITONEAL SHUNT. Aust. N.Z. J. Surg., 63: 409–412. doi: 10.1111/j.1445-2197.1993.tb00412.x
- Issue online: 14 JUN 2010
- Version of Record online: 21 JAN 2008
- Accepted for publication 19 March 1992.
- atypical teratoma;
- brain neoplasms;
- neoplasm metastasis;
- pineal body;
- pineal germinoma;
- ventriculoperitoneal shunt.
The case of a 13 year old boy with pineal germinoma and subsequent metastasis 3 years later via ventriculoperitoneal shunt to the abdominal cavity is presented. The abdominal disease was managed with chemotherapy and subsequent surgical resection. He remains free of disease 2 years following the resection. The literature regarding this rare complication is reviewed.