extracranial germ cell tumor

Pronunciation: (EK-struh-KRAY-nee-ul jerm sel TOO-mer)

A rare cancer that forms in germ cells in the testicle or ovary, or in germ cells that have traveled to areas of the body other than the brain (such as the chest, abdomen, or tailbone). Germ cells are reproductive cells that develop into sperm in males and eggs in females.

Definition from: Cancer.gov

Extracranial germ cell tumors form in parts of the body other than the brain. This includes the testicles, ovaries, sacrum (lower part of the spine), coccyx (tailbone), mediastinum (area between the lungs), and retroperitoneum (the back wall of the abdomen).Los tumores extracraneales de células germinativas se forman en partes del cuerpo que no incluye el cerebro. Estás incluyen los testículos, los ovarios, el sacro (parte inferior de la espina vertebral), el cóccix, el mediastino (área entre los pulmones) y el retroperitoneo (pared posterior del abdomen). 2005-10-24 Date last modified: 2015-03-30Extracranial Germ Cell TumorTumor extracraneal de células germinativas