Abdominal Imaging

, Volume 33, Issue 1, pp 119–125

Recurrent ovarian granulosa cell tumors: clinical and imaging features

  • Sung Eun Rha
  • Soon Nam Oh
  • Seung Eun Jung
  • Young Joon Lee
  • Ah Won Lee
  • Jae Young Byun
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s00261-007-9197-1

Cite this article as:
Rha, S.E., Oh, S.N., Jung, S.E. et al. Abdom Imaging (2008) 33: 119. doi:10.1007/s00261-007-9197-1

Abstract

Background

Granulosa cell tumor of the ovary differs from epithelial ovarian tumors in histologic appearance, clinical course and imaging findings. The purpose of this study was to evaluate clinical and imaging features of recurrent ovarian granulosa cell tumors.

Methods

We performed retrospective evaluation of the medical, surgicopathologic records and CT or MR images of 11 patients with pathologically proven recurrent ovarian granulosa cell tumor.

Results

The first recurrence of granulosa cell tumor was diagnosed at between 4 months and 18 years after the initial surgical resection of tumor (mean; 9.7 years). Six patients relapsed after 10 years after initial diagnosis. The recurrent tumors were located in the pelvic cavity alone in three patients, extrapelvic peritoneal cavity alone in two, both pelvic and extrapelvic peritoneal cavity in three, and paraaortic retroperitoneal space in three. The imaging appearances of recurrent masses were variable ranging from solid masses to completely cystic masses.

Conclusion

Recurrent granulosa cell tumor is characterized by late tumor recurrence manifested as a relatively small number of discrete peritoneal or retroperitoneal masses with variable imaging appearances from solid to cystic masses.

Keywords

Granulosa cell tumor Ovarian neoplasms Neoplasm recurrence Computed tomography MR imaging 

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sung Eun Rha
    • 1
  • Soon Nam Oh
    • 1
  • Seung Eun Jung
    • 2
  • Young Joon Lee
    • 1
  • Ah Won Lee
    • 3
  • Jae Young Byun
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Radiology, Kangnam St. Mary’s Hospital, College of MedicineThe Catholic University of KoreaSeoulSouth Korea
  2. 2.Department of Radiology, St. Mary’s Hospital, College of MedicineThe Catholic University of KoreaSeoulSouth Korea
  3. 3.Department of Pathology, College of MedicineThe Catholic University of KoreaSeoulSouth Korea

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