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Malignant germ cell tumor of ovary

Disease definition

Malignant germ cell tumor of ovary is a rare ovarian cancer (see this term) arising from germ cells in the ovary, frequently unilateral at diagnosis which characteristically presents during adolescence with pelvic mass, fever, vaginal bleeding and acute abdomen.


Classification level: Group of disorders
  • Synonym(s):
    • MOGCT
    • Malignant ovarian germ cell tumor
    • Ovarian germ cell cancer
  • Prevalence: Unknown
  • Inheritance: Unknown 
  • Age of onset: Infancy, Childhood, Adolescent, Adult, Elderly
  • ICD-10: C56
  • OMIM: 603737
  • UMLS: C0346180
  • MeSH: -
  • GARD: 9330
  • MedDRA: -

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