ovarian germ cell tumor

An abnormal mass of tissue that forms in germ (egg) cells in the ovary (female reproductive gland in which the eggs are formed). These tumors usually occur in teenage girls or young women, usually affect just one ovary, and can be benign (not cancer) or malignant (cancer). The most common ovarian germ cell tumor is called dysgerminoma.

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  • stage I ovarian germ cell tumor — is divided into stages IA, IB, and IC. In stage IA, cancer is found in a single ovary. In stage IB, cancer is found in both ovaries. In stage IC, cancer is found in one or both ovaries and one of the following is true: cancer is found on the… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • stage III ovarian germ cell tumor — is divided into stages IIIA, IIIB, and IIIC. In stage IIIA, the tumor is found in the pelvis only, but cancer cells have spread to the surface of the peritoneum (the tissue that lines the abdominal wall and covers most of the organs in the… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • stage II ovarian germ cell tumor — is divided into stages IIA, IIB, and IIC. In stage IIA, cancer has spread to the uterus and/or the fallopian tubes (the long slender tubes through which eggs pass from the ovaries to the uterus). In stage IIB, cancer has spread to other tissue… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • stage IV ovarian germ cell tumor — Cancer is found in one or both ovaries and has metastasized (spread) beyond the abdomen to other parts of the body. Cancer is found in the tissues of the liver …   English dictionary of cancer terms

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  • Desmoplastic small-round-cell tumor — Classification and external resources Micrograph of a desmoplastic small round cell tumor, showing the characteristic desmoplastic stroma and angulated nests of small round cells. H …   Wikipedia

  • Desmoplastic small round cell tumor — DiseaseDisorder infobox Name = Desmoplastic small round cell tumor ICD10 = ICD9 = ICDO = 8806/3 Desmoplastic small round cell tumor is classified as a soft tissue sarcoma. It is an aggressive and rare tumor that primarily occurs as multiple… …   Wikipedia

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  • Ovarian serous cystadenoma — Classification and external resources ICD O: 8442/1 MeSH D018293 Ovarian serous cystadenoma, also (less precisely) known as serous cystadenoma, is a v …   Wikipedia

  • tumor — 1. Any swelling or tumefaction. 2. SYN: neoplasm. 3. One of the four signs of inflammation (t., calor, dolor, rubor) enunciated by Celsus. [L. t., a swelling] acinar cell t. a …   Medical dictionary

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