Extragonadal Germ Cell Tumors Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Aug 24, 2021
  • Author: Kush Sachdeva, MD; Chief Editor: E Jason Abel, MD  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

The differential diagnosis includes the following:

  • Mediastinal germ cell tumors
  • Thymic tumors
  • Mesenchymal tumors
  • Lymphomas
  • Neurogenic tumors
  • Retroperitoneal germ cell tumors
  • Soft tissue sarcoma
  • Poorly differentiated carcinoma
  • Intracranial germ cell tumors
  • Pinealoma (pinealocytoma and pinealoblastoma)
  • Glioma

Differential Diagnoses