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Volume 2014, Article ID 936937, 5 pages
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Case Report

Germinoma with Involvement of Midline and Off-Midline Intracranial Structures

1Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, Nutrition and Diabetes, 1828 Caseros Avenue, 1152 Buenos Aires, Argentina
2Department of Neurosurgery, British Hospital, 1828 Caseros Avenue, 1152 Buenos Aires, Argentina

Received 4 December 2013; Accepted 24 December 2013; Published 9 February 2014

Academic Editors: M. A. Boyanov and W. V. Moore

Copyright © 2014 Monica Graciela Loto et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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