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Primary retroperitoneal dysgerminoma presenting as an adrenal tumor: A case report and literature review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21418398     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Primary extragonadal germ cell tumors are rare and mostly occur in young men with predominance of nonseminomatous histology. We report an undescribed case of primary retroperitoneal dysgerminoma presenting as an adrenal tumor in a 17-year-old girl. Surgery was performed on a 10 × 9.5 cm sized adrenal gland tumor and the resected tumor showed unequivocal histological features of dysgerminoma. The diagnosis was confirmed by the tumor's germ cell immunophenotype. Postoperative ultrasonography, CT and PET over a 6-month period revealed no evidence of ovarian lesion. The patient is stable, but with a suspicious residual tumor after adjuvant chemotherapy.
Authors:
Su Hyun Yoo; Kyu-Rae Kim; Suk Jun Hong; Kyung-Ja Cho
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-02-09
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pathology international     Volume:  61     ISSN:  1440-1827     ISO Abbreviation:  Pathol. Int.     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-03-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9431380     Medline TA:  Pathol Int     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  248-51     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
© 2011 The Authors. Pathology International © 2011 Japanese Society of Pathology and Blackwell Publishing Asia Pty Ltd.
Affiliation:
Departments of Pathology Surgery, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Korea.
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