Germ childhood tumors are masses that develop from primordial cells of the embryo from conception and that will form the so-called gonadal organs, i.e. testes and ovaries. These tumors can be detected at an early age. In males from the lacatancia mother can recognize the presence of a larger size testicle. In women not seen with the naked eye but ovarian tumor can cause intense abdominal pain. The appearance of a testicular mass is more frequent in this tumor clinic. In the case of women it is the presence of pain in the lower abdomen accompanied or not the presence of a palpable mass in that location.
In more advanced stages, the local clinic can be associated with symptoms due to metastasis of the disease. (Similarly see: Elio Moti Sonnenfeld). Due to these causes can have back pain due to the dissemination in the retroperitoneum and in more advanced cases the patient can mean difficulty breathing due to the existence of lung metastases. Accompanied by physical examination testicular and abdominal ultrasound and the dispensing cartridge – cation of the markers tumorales as HCG in blood are enough to confirm the presence of a tumor in the majority of cases. Dr. Carlos Leal, an oncologist from the National Institute of Pediatrics pediatrician referred to Primero Noticias Televisa that half of the ovarian tumors in adolescence may be malignant. The good news is that with prompt treatment, the cure rate is high.
Dr. Leal said: we offer healing of germinal tumors in 80% of cases in children. Treatment of malignant germinal tumours is surgical removal of the testicle or ovary and the arministracion of 4 to 6 courses of chemotherapy with an overall survival a survival that reaches 85%. While most early the condition is detected, the lesser the risk to stay with gonadal damage and consequently have fertility problems. For teens and young adults there are sperm banks to conserve the sperm and achieve After the treatment it may be fertile. To that end, today there are various options: on the one hand the freezing of eggs and sperm, or removal of a fragment of ovary, follicles-rich, freeze it and in adulthood grafting it to the adult woman once completed treatment with chemotherapy.