Bimodal age distribution (peaks at two and 15-20 years of age).
Most common entities:
Children under two years of age
Teratoma and endodermal sinus tumour are the most common entities
Most tumours occur at extragonadal sites: sacrococcygeal, head, neck, retroperitoneum, stomach, liver, central nervous system, heart and vagina
Gonadal and mediastinal sites are the most common locations at this age
At this age, they represent 15% of all mediastinal cysts and tumours
There is a well-known association between haematological malignancies and mediastinal germ cell tumours
Seminoma is a rare tumour at this age or younger
Most testicular tumours are mixed germ cell tumours
Ovarian malignancies account for about 1% of all childhood malignancies (the majority are germ cell tumours)
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