Malignant mixed germ cell tumour of the ovary

A malignant mixed germ cell tumour of the ovary is a subtype of ovarian germ cell tumour. These are not to be confused with malignant mixed Müllerian tumours of the ovary.

These tumours are rare. They most commonly affect adolescent women of reproductive age 1.

They are made up of mixed germ cell constituents. Ovarian dysgerminoma is a constituent in the majority of cases, and the mixed germ cell tumours can be subdivided into dysgerminomatous and nondygerminomatous tumours.  

The most common components of nondysgerminomatous tumours are yolk sac and immature teratoma. Mixed germ cell tumours with embryonal carcinoma, nongestational choriocarcinoma, and polyembryoma components are less common.

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rID: 15193
System: Gynaecology
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Malignant mixed germ cell tumours of the ovary
  • Malignant mixed germ cell tumour of ovary
  • Malignant mixed ovarian germ cell tumour

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