ABSTRACT: Vertebral primary malignant germ cell tumors are rarely located in thoracic spine. We report the case of a 44-year-old female, in which a symptomatology including dorsal rachidial pain, intercostal neuralgia, straight and transit disorder revealed a thoracic vertebral primary malignant germ cell tumor. The sole location of a vertebral primary malignant germ cell tumor in adult, exceptionally reported in the literature, prompted us to relate this observation.
Neurochirurgie 06/2012; 58(4):268-71. · 0.34 Impact Factor