BACKGROUND: Yolk sac tumor is a rare neoplasm characterized by high malignancy given its premature metastasis, that is frequent in adolescence. CASE REPORT: A 21-year-old woman came to our observation for an ovarian cyst (13 cm in diameter). Following salpingo-oophorectomy, it was revealed as a yolk sac tumor by histological diagnosis. The patient exhibited a highly elevated level of alpha1-fetoprotein (AFP) (1156 UI/ml). She is now undergoing chemotherapy treatment. CONCLUSION: This is an interesting case of yolk sac tumor in a young girl, at an age typical for germ cell tumor. AFP represents a valid marker resulting in a useful diagnostic tool

Razzi, S., Luisi, S., Gabbanini, M., Lazzeri, L., Mazzini, M., & Petraglia, F. (2005). Yolk sac tumor in a young girl: a case report. GYNECOLOGICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY, 20(6), 334-335 [10.1080/09513590500099065].

Yolk sac tumor in a young girl: a case report

LUISI, S.;GABBANINI, M.;LAZZERI, L.;
2005

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Yolk sac tumor is a rare neoplasm characterized by high malignancy given its premature metastasis, that is frequent in adolescence. CASE REPORT: A 21-year-old woman came to our observation for an ovarian cyst (13 cm in diameter). Following salpingo-oophorectomy, it was revealed as a yolk sac tumor by histological diagnosis. The patient exhibited a highly elevated level of alpha1-fetoprotein (AFP) (1156 UI/ml). She is now undergoing chemotherapy treatment. CONCLUSION: This is an interesting case of yolk sac tumor in a young girl, at an age typical for germ cell tumor. AFP represents a valid marker resulting in a useful diagnostic tool
Razzi, S., Luisi, S., Gabbanini, M., Lazzeri, L., Mazzini, M., & Petraglia, F. (2005). Yolk sac tumor in a young girl: a case report. GYNECOLOGICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY, 20(6), 334-335 [10.1080/09513590500099065].
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