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Korean Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 1997;40(4):907-913.
Published online January 1, 2001.
A case of malignant Mixed Germ Cell-Sex Cord stromal Tumor of the Ovary in a Normal Female Adult.
Moon Seok Cha, Ook Hwan Choi
Department of Obsterics and Gynecology, College of medicine, Pusan Nationa University, Pusan , korea.
The authors observed a case of malignant mixed germ cell-sex cord stromal tumor occuring in a 43-year-old woman. A laparotomy perfomed on August 3, 1994, revealed a large roughly round, partially ruptured tumor in the right ovary. The tumor mass weighed 330 gm and its dimensions were 11X9X8 cm. Tumors composed of germ cells and sex cord stroma intimately associated togther are very rare. Interest in these gonadal tumors that are distinct from gonadoblastoma has mouted in recent years. The tumor behaves in a benign clinical course and occurs predominantly in female infats and children with normal 46.XX karyoytype. This tumor differs from gonadobalstoma in its histologic pattern, absence of regresive changes, lack of association with other neoplastic germ cell elements, and occurrence in normal gonads.Histologically, the mass was characterized by an intimate admixutr of germ cells and sex cord stromal cells. The lesion had many predominant setoli tuble formations and lipid cell changes. But it lacked Call-Exner like bodies, calcification and byalinization that charaterize gonadoblastomas. Typical areas of dysgemonoma and endodermal sinus tumor were also present the patient subsequelty received chemotherapy(blemycin,etoposied, and cisplatin administered in 5cycles), The patient was symptom free two yares after surgery and chemotherapy.
Key Words: Malignant mixed germ cell-sex cord stromal tumor

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