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Table 1 Summary of the results of the most important case report about mediastinal germ cell tumor

From: Complete histologic response to chemotherapy in a patient with a mediastinal yolk sac tumor: a case report

Reference Case repot Diagnosis Treatment Prognosis
Tinica et al,[11] A mediastinal germ cell tumor of yolk sac type--case report. Mediastinal Yolk sac tumor Surgery and adjuvant chemotherapy consisting of cisplatin, vepesid and bleomycin Poor
Fujita et al,[12] Three cases of resected primary mediastinal yolk sac tumor following six courses of bleomycin, etoposide and cisplatin (BEP) combination chemotherapy Primary mediastinal yolk sac tumor Surgery after 6 courses of BEP chemotherapy with G-CSF support 3 years, 9 months and 5 months after operation.
Tabuchi et al,[13] Case of primary mediastinal germ cell tumor, successfully treated with chemotherapy and curative resection Primary mediastinal germ cell tumor Curative resection after three courses of combination chemotherapy (cis-platinum, etoposide, bleomycin and adriamycin). 6 months after surgery
Watanabe et al,[14] A case of mediastinal non seminomatous germ cell tumor successfully treated with chemotherapy and curative surgery Mediastinal non seminomatous germ cell tumor Surgery three courses of chemotherapy with CDDP, Bleomycin and etoposide 10 months after surgery
Shiina et al,[15] Mediastinal non seminomatous germ cell tumor successfully treated with chemotherapy and curative surgery; report of a case Mediastinal non seminomatous germ cell tumor Surgery After 3 courses of chemotherapy with cisplatin and etoposide 2 years