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Mixed Germ Cell Tumor of the Ovary with Sarcomatous Component

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Pathology Oncology Research


Germ cell tumors constitute a very complicated group of tumors of the ovary and their histogenesis is not yet clarified. Besides their histological heterogeneity, sarcomatous areas have also been described. A right ovarian mass was found in a 23-year-old female, who was being treated in the hospital for miscarriage. Disseminated omental metastases were detected during abdominal laparotomy. Pathological examination of the dissected material revealed the tumor to be a mixed germ cell tumor (immature teratoma and dysgerminoma) with sarcomatous component. Areas resembling granulosa cell tumor were also encountered. This ovarian tumor with many different histopathological features is presented with a review of the literature. The importance of thorough sampling in determining the type and extent of the malignant components is also emphasized due to their direct relation with the prognosis.

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Kabukcuoglu, F., Sungun, A., Sentürk, B.A. et al. Mixed Germ Cell Tumor of the Ovary with Sarcomatous Component. Pathol. Oncol. Res. 7, 60–62 (2001).

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