Suprasellar germ cell tumor with subarachnoid seeding

MRI and MR spectroscopy findings
Published:September 13, 2004DOI:


      A case of suprasellar germinoma with subarachnoid seeding is presented. Patient had a history of depression unresponsive to drug therapy and recently developed diabetes insipidus. MR imaging revealed a huge suprasellar mass, heterogenous in signal intensity due to cystic components. MR spectroscopy of the mass showed prominent lipid peak suggesting high malignant potential.


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