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Types of Ovarian Tumors: Dysgerminoma

by Carlo Raj, MD
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    00:01 We have a dysgerminoma next.

    00:04 A dysgerminoma is equivalent to a seminoma in a male.

    00:08 Extremely important.

    00:10 A tumor consisting of large cells with clear cytoplasm and well-defined borders.

    00:16 Dysgerminoma.

    00:18 Also, dysgerminoma and clinical application.

    00:21 If you have a female and the genotype comes back to be XO, at the age of 16, she never had menarche.

    00:31 Sixteeen.

    00:32 That’s pretty old in our society to not have menses.

    00:37 In addition, you take a look at the neck, you call this “webbing of the neck.” You’ve heard of cystic hygroma or cavernous lymphangioma.

    00:46 And there might be coarctation of aorta, pre-ductal.

    00:49 What am I referring to? Good.

    00:52 Turner syndrome.

    00:53 Why am I bringing that up? Why is she infertile? Streak ovaries.

    00:58 What do you think the streak ovaries are? Dysgerminoma.


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    The lecture Types of Ovarian Tumors: Dysgerminoma by Carlo Raj, MD is from the course Ovarian Diseases.


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    1. Missing X chromosome
    2. Trisomy X
    3. Chromosomal translocation
    4. Trisomy 18
    5. Two or more X chromosomes in a male
    1. Large clear cells with clear cytoplasm and a well-defined border
    2. Solid tumor composed of endometrial-like glands
    3. Cystic tumor filled with mucinous/gelatinous material
    4. Cystic tumor filled with at least 2 or 3 embryological layers
    5. Cystic tumor lined by tall, columnar epithelial cells

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     Carlo Raj, MD

    Carlo Raj, MD


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