CNS tumor
Cytopathology competency assessment
Germ cell tumors (GCT)



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PubMed Search: CNS cytopathology germ cell tumors [title]


Gordon H. Yu, M.D.
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Cite this page: Yu G. Cytopathology competency assessment - germ cell tumors (GCT) . PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/cnscytologycompgermtumors.html. Accessed October 22nd, 2019.
Medical knowledge, practice based learning and systems based practice
  1. Recognize characteristics of the patient population affected by GCT and its morphologic appearance as compared with GCT from other locations
  2. Recognize the most likely anatomic locations for GCTs occurring in the CNS
  3. Recognize the typical radiologic findings of GCT
  4. Recognize clinical features of GCT, including differences in incidence amongst males vs. females
  5. Identify treatment options for GCT and learn survival statistics for different GCT subtypes
  6. Recognize cytomorphologic features observed in different subtypes of GCT, including the utility of immunohistochemical staining in its diagnosis
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