Search for a rare disease

* (*) mandatory field

Other search option(s)

Suggest an update

(*) Required fields.


Only comments seeking to improve the quality and accuracy of information on the Orphanet website are accepted. For all other comments, please send your remarks via contact us. Only comments written in English can be processed.

Orphanet doesn't provide personalised answers. To get in touch with the Orphanet team, please contact

Information provided in your contribution (including your email address) will be stocked in .CSV files that will be sent as an email to Orphanet's teams. These emails might be conserved in the teams' mailboxes, in our backoffice servers but will not be registered in our databases (for more information see our section General Data Protection Regulation and data privacy (GDPR) and Confidentiality).

Captcha image


Disease definition

A rare malignant germ cell tumor characterized by predominant composition of embryoid bodies consisting of a central core of embryonal carcinoma cells, an amnion-like cavity, and a yolk sac tumor component. The tumor usually occurs as the dominant component of a mixed germ cell tumor, with teratoma being the most common associated element. It may manifest as an abdominal mass or with abdominal pain, menstrual irregularities, or precocious puberty in women, while men typically present with testicular enlargement. Serum alpha-fetoprotein and/or beta-human chorionic gonadotropin can be elevated.


Classification level: Disorder
  • Synonym(s): -
  • Prevalence: -
  • Inheritance: Not applicable 
  • Age of onset: Adolescent, Adult
  • ICD-10: C80.9
  • OMIM: -
  • UMLS: C0334518
  • MeSH: -
  • GARD: 9621
  • MedDRA: -

Detailed information

General public

Disease review articles

ERN : produced/endorsed by ERN(s)
FSMR : produced/endorsed by FSMR(s)
The documents contained in this web site are presented for information purposes only. The material is in no way intended to replace professional medical care by a qualified specialist and should not be used as a basis for diagnosis or treatment.