What is the role of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) in the early diagnosis of germinoma in diabetes insipidus (DI)?

Updated: Mar 18, 2020
  • Author: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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The role of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) in the early diagnosis of germinoma is not fully established. A negative result for hCG in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) does not exclude germinoma.


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