dysgerminoma

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dysgerminoma

 [dis-jer″mĭ-no´mah]
a solid, often radiosensitive, malignant ovarian neoplasm derived from undifferentiated germinal cells; the counterpart of seminoma of the testis.

dys·ger·mi·no·ma

(dis'jĕr-mi-nō'mă),
A malignant neoplasm of the ovary (counterpart of seminoma of the testis), composed of undifferentiated gonadal germinal cells and occurring more frequently in patients younger than 20 years of age. The neoplasms are grayish yellow and firm, contain foci of necrosis and hemorrhage, and tend to be encapsulated; characteristically, they spread by way of lymphatic vessels, but widespread metastases also occur.
Synonym(s): disgerminoma
[dys- + L. germen, a bud or sprout, + G. -ōma, tumor]

dysgerminoma

/dys·ger·mi·no·ma/ (-jer″mĭ-no´mah) 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 testicular seminoma.

dysgerminoma

[dis′jərminō′mə] pl. dysgerminomas, dysgerminomata
Etymology: Gk, dys + L, germen, germ; Gk, oma, tumor
a rare malignant tumor of the ovary that occurs in young women and is believed to arise from the undifferentiated germ cells of the embryonic gonad. The tumor is histologically identical to seminoma. Dysgerminomas are extremely sensitive to irradiation and chemotherapy, and most patients retain their fertility. Also called embryoma of the ovary, ovarian seminoma.

dys·ger·mi·no·ma

(dis'jĕr-mi-nō'mă)
A rare malignant neoplasm of the ovary composed of undifferentiated gonadal germinal cells and occurring more frequently in patients younger than 20 years of age. The neoplasms contain foci of necrosis and hemorrhage and tend to be encapsulated; characteristically, they spread by way of lymphatic vessels, but widespread metastases also occur.
[dys- + L. germen, a bud or sprout, + G. -ōma, tumor]

dysgerminoma

a solid, often radiosensitive, malignant ovarian neoplasm derived from undifferentiated germinal cells; the counterpart of seminoma of the testis.