Germ cell tumors of the ovary

Germ cells tumors of the ovary account for approximately 15-20% of all ovarian tumors. In children and adolescents, up to 60% of ovarian tumors can be of germ cell origin.

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Treatment and prognosis

Most germ cell tumors are benign although up to 30% can be malignant.

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Article information

rID: 14516
System: Gynaecology
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Ovarian germ cell tumours
  • Germ cell tumour of the ovary
  • Germ cell tumors of the ovary
  • Germ cell ovarian tumours
  • Germ cell tumours of ovary

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