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Parent Terms Term With Siblings Child Terms
germ cell cancer +     
germinoma +     
ovarian cancer +     
central nervous system germ cell tumor +  
central nervous system germinoma +  
dermoid cyst of ovary +   
dysgerminoma +   
A malignant ovarian neoplasm, thought to be derived from primordial germ cells of the sexually undifferentiated embryonic gonad. It is the counterpart of the classical seminoma of the testis, to which it is both grossly and histologically identical. Dysgerminomas comprise 16% of all germ cell tumors but are rare before the age of 10, although nearly 50% occur before the age of 20. They are generally considered of low-grade malignancy but may spread if the tumor extends through its capsule and involves lymph nodes or blood vessels. (Dorland, 27th ed; DeVita Jr et al., Cancer: Principles & Practice of Oncology, 3d ed, p1646)
dysgerminoma of ovary +  
embryonal cancer +   
extragonadal germ cell cancer +  
fallopian tube germ cell cancer +  
germ cell and embryonal cancer +   
germinoma +   
granulosa cell tumor +   
hereditary breast ovarian cancer syndrome  
malignant ovarian cyst 
mixed germ cell cancer +   
ovarian clear cell malignant adenofibroma 
ovarian embryonal carcinoma +  
ovarian germ cell cancer +   
ovarian lymphoma 
ovarian malignant mesothelioma 
ovarian melanoma 
ovarian Wilms' cancer 
ovary epithelial cancer +   
ovary neuroendocrine neoplasm 
ovary sarcoma +  
pediatric germ cell cancer +  
seminoma +   
testicular germ cell cancer +   

Synonyms
Exact Synonyms: Disgerminoma ;   disgerminomas ;   dysgerminomas
Primary IDs: MESH:D004407
Alternate IDs: RDO:0005405
Xrefs: NCI:C2996
Definition Sources: MESH:D004407, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dysgerminoma, http://www.cancer.gov/dictionary?CdrID=672835

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