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A case of intra cardiac yolk sac tumour

Authors:

JV Amalaseelan ,

National Cancer Institute of Sri Lanka, Maharagama, LK
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DC Pieris,

National Cancer Institute of Sri Lanka, Maharagama, LK
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M Munasinghe

Lady Ridgeway Hospital, Colombo, LK
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Abstract

Germ cell tumours (GCTs) are benign or malignant
neoplasms arising from primordial germ cells which can
be gonadal or extragonadal in origin. In contrast to adult
patients, the incidence of extragonadal tumours exceeds
gonadal ones in patients younger than 15 years old.
Heart is an extremely rare site for a GCT and the outcome
is not as good as other extra gonadal GCTs due to its
lethal cardiac complications.

Index words: yolk sac tumour, malignant intracardiac tumour

DOI: 10.4038/cmj.v55i2.2003

Ceylon Medical Journal Vol.55(2) 2010 pp.40-44
DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/cmj.v55i2.2003
How to Cite: Amalaseelan, J., Pieris, D. & Munasinghe, M., (2010). A case of intra cardiac yolk sac tumour. Ceylon Medical Journal. 55(2), pp.53–54. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/cmj.v55i2.2003
Published on 18 Jun 2010.
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