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Table 1 Summary of study cohort’s patient clinical and demographical details

From: Molecular exploration of paediatric intracranial germinomas from multi-ethnic Singapore

Variable Number of patients
Gender Male 10
(IG patients) Female 4
Gender Male 3
(Control group) Female 2
Ethnicity Chinese 9
Malay 5
Others 0
Age IG patients 14 (range 7 to 15 years old; median 12.4 years old)
Control group 5 (range 1 month to 7 years old; median 1.62 years old)
Location of tumour Pineal 6
Suprasellar 3
Basal ganglia 2
Intraventricular 2
Cerebral peduncle 1
Tumour seeding Yes 6
(at initial diagnosis) No 8
Tumour recurrence Yes 2
(at ≥ 5 years) No 12
Serum αFP (≤ 8 μg/L) <  2 μg/L 11
  ≥ 2μg/L 3 (range 3 to 5 μg/L; median 3.67 μg/L)
Serum βhcg (<  5 IU/L) <  1.2 IU/L 9
  ≥ 1.2 IU/L 4 (range 1.4 to 14 IU/L; median 6.6 IU/L)
CSF αFP (<  2 μg/L) <  2 μg/L 14
CSF βhcg (<  1.2 IU/L) <  1.2 IU/L 6
  ≥ 1.2 IU/ L 8 (range 1.6 to 20 IU/L; median 9.32 IU/L)