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Table 1 Patient characteristics

From: Emergency irradiation of 3.4Gy/2f in pineal gland germinoma patients with symptomatic hydrocephalus

Characteristics N = 35 Percent
Median age 16 years Range 5–31 years
Gender
 Male 30 85.7
 Female 5 14.3
Location
 Pineal gland region 23 65.7
 Sellar/suprasellar and pineal gland region 7 20.0
 Pineal gland region with ventricular dissemination 2 5.7
 Sellar/suprasellar and pineal gland region with ventricular dissemination 3 8.6
β-HCG elevation 25.3 IU/L Range 7.2–75.7 IU/L
Median maximum diameter of pineal gland lesions 27 mm Range 10–55 mm
Median volume of pineal gland lesions 6.5 cm3 Range 0.4–74.1 cm3
Symptomsa
 Headache, nausea, vomiting 28 80.0
 Visual complaints 19 54.3
 Adipsic diabetes insipidus 8 22.8
 Syrigmus 5 14.3
 Drossy 5 14.3
 Hypomnesia 4 11.4
  1. Abbreviations: β-HCG beta-human chorionic gonadotropin
  2. aOne patient may have more than one symptom