Current Thoracic Surgery 2018 , Vol 3 , Issue 2
Primary malignant mediastinal germ cell tumor in childhood
Selim Şakir Erkmen Gülhan1,Leyla Nesrin Acar1,Merve Şengül İnan1,Şule Yeşil2,Pınar Bıçakcıoğlu1
1Department of Thoracic Surgery, Ataturk Chest Disease and Thoracic Surgery Research and Training Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
2Department of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, Dr. Sami Ulus Woman’s Health and Children Education and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
DOI : 10.26663/cts.2018.00018 Primary malignant mediastinal germ cell tumors are rare in childhood. Despite the metastasis to lung, liver, brain and bone is possible but sternal metastasis is unusual. Both tumor and its metastases treated with surgical resection, if possible followed by chemotherapy. We present a case primary malignant germ cell tumor, which has metastasis to lung and to sternum. We performed complete tumor resection, metastasectomy, sternal resection and then reconstructed by titanium plate and polypropylene graft. Keywords : chest wall tumor, germ cell tumor, reconstruction of sternum