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Adult granulosa cell tumor of the ovary

Case contributed by Dr Ammar Haouimi


Abnormal vaginal bleeding.

Patient Data

Age: 45 years
Gender: Female

The MRI sequences demonstrate a well-defined suprauterine mass (5x4.5x4 cm) of intermediate signal on T1WI, heterogeneous high signal on T2WI with peripheral area of high signal on T1WI and low signal on T2WI (hemorrhagic area). Small adjacent cystic components are noted with hemosiderin sediment. The DWI shows a high signal with low ADC indicating restricted diffusion. No enhancement seen on postcontrast sequences. Minimal effusion is noted around the mass and in Douglas pouch.  

Small intramural leiomyoma (8 mm) with no significant endometrial thickening seen.

The right ovary appears normal.

No pelvic lymphadenopathy is seen.

Case Discussion

The patient went on to have bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy with total hysterectomy.  The histopathological exam with immunochemistry confirmed the diagnosis of adult granulosa cell tumor of the ovary.

Additional contributor: A.Ramdani, MD.

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