Case Report
Copyright ©The Author(s) 2020.
World J Clin Cases. Oct 6, 2020; 8(19): 4558-4564
Published online Oct 6, 2020. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v8.i19.4558
Figure 1
Figure 1 Appearance of germinomas on conventional magnetic resonance images. A-D: Case 1. A round space occupying lesion in the left basal ganglia and thalamus was hypointense on T1 and hyperintense on T2/T2-fluid-attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR) with annular enhancement around the cystic component. Mild ipsilateral hemiatrophy appeared; E-H: Case 2. An irregular lesion in the right basal ganglia was slightly hypointense on T1 and isointense to hyperintense on T2/T2-FLAIR with mild heterogeneous enhancement and ipsilateral hemiatrophy; I-L: Case 3. An ill-defined lesion was hypointense on T1 and hyperintense on T2/T2-FLAIR in the left basal ganglia beside malacia foci. The left hemisphere showed mild atrophy. Heterogeneous enhancement was shown after gadolinium administration; M-P: Case 4. The subtle lesions were isointense on both T1 and T2/T2-FLAIR around bilateral internal capsule and thalamus. Bilateral cerebral atrophy was revealed which was predominant on the left side. No enhancement was found. T1+C: Contrast-enhanced T1-weighted imaging; FLAIR: Fluid-attenuated inversion recovery.