extragonadal germ cell tumor

Pronunciation: (EK-struh-goh-NA-dul jerm sel TOO-mer)

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

Definition from: Cancer.gov

Extragonadal germ cell tumors form in parts of the body other than the gonads (testicles or ovaries). This includes the pineal gland in the brain, the mediastinum (area between the lungs), and retroperitoneum (the back wall of the abdomen).Los tumores extragonadales de células germinativas se forman en partes del cuerpo que no sean las gónadas (testículos u ovarios). Esto incluye la glándula pineal del cerebro, el mediastino (área entre los pulmones) y el retroperitoneo (la pared trasera del abdomen).2005-10-24 Date last modified: 2015-03-30Extragonadal Germ Cell Tumor Tumor extragonadal de células germinativas