Mixed Germ Cell Tumor of the Ovary with Sarcomatous Component

Fevziye KABUKCUOGLU, Aysim SUNGUN, Billur Akan SENT√úRK, Ismail EVREN, Ridvan ILHAN

Pathology Department, Sisli Etfal Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey


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. Pathology & Oncology Research, Vol 7, Nr 1, 60-62, 2001

Key words: Ovary; germ cell; sarcoma

Received: Jul 10, 2000; accepted: Jan 20, 2001
Correspondence: Fevziye KABUKCUOGLU, Pathology Department, Sisli Etfal Training and Research Hospital, Manastirli Ismail Hakki sk No:10/1 Dogancilar/Uskudar Istanbul , Turkey; Tel: 00.90532 268 0818, Fax: 00.90212 2317537; E-mail:

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