Treatment

The treatment strategies for germ cell tumors depend on:

• Histologic subtype

Germinoma

Germinoma is the most common pure malignant germ cell tumor. It has been designated seminoma when it occurs in the testes, dysgerminoma when it involves the ovary,

Table 24-4. Mean and Standard Deviation of Normal Serum a-Fetoprotein of Infants at Various Ages

Age

Mean ± SD

(ng/mL)

Premature

134,734

± 41,444

Newborn

48,406

± 34,718

Newborn-2 weeks

33,113

± 32,503

2 weeks-1 month

9,452

± 12,610

2 months

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