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Malignant germ cell tumor of the corpus uteri

Disease definition

Malignant germ cell tumor of the corpus uteri is an extremely rare uterine neoplasm characterized by a typically polypoid mass deriving from primordial germ cells localized in the endometrium. Presentation is non-specific and often includes abnormal vaginal bleeding and/or discharge, a mass protruding from the vagina, abdominal and/or pelvic pain or, less commonly, difficulty passing stool and perianal pain. The malignant teratoma and yolk sac tumor histological subtypes are the most common.


Classification level: Disorder
  • Synonym(s):
    • Germ cell cancer of the corpus uteri
  • Prevalence: -
  • Inheritance: -
  • Age of onset: Adult, Elderly
  • ICD-10: C54.0  C54.1  C54.2  C54.3  C54.8
  • OMIM: -
  • UMLS: -
  • MeSH: -
  • GARD: -
  • MedDRA: -

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