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Germ Cell TumorsOpen image in new window

  • Jean Noel Buy
  • Michel Ghossain
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Abstract

In adults, 30 % of ovarian tumors are of germ cell origin [1]; the great majority of germ cell tumors (95 %) are benign and consist of mature cystic teratomas (MCT), usually designated dermoid cysts [2]. In children and adolescents, more than 60 % of ovarian neoplasms are of germ cell origin, and one-third of them are malignant [2–6].

Keywords

Germ Cell Tumor Mucinous Tumor Dermoid Cyst Mature Teratoma Cystic Content 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jean Noel Buy
    • 1
  • Michel Ghossain
    • 2
  1. 1.Service RadiologieHopital Hotel-DieuParisFrance
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyHotel Dieu de FranceBeirutLebanon

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