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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 86-87

Fine needle aspiration diagnosis of bilateral dysgerminoma with syncytiotrophoblastic giant cells

Department of Pathology, North Bengal Medical College, Darjeeling, India

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Mimi Gangopadhyay
Department of Pathology, North Bengal Medical College, Darjeeling
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-9371.55230

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Dysgerminoma accounts for only 1-3% of ovarian cancers and about 30-40% of all ovarian germ cell malignant tumors. Literature states that about 2% of nonpregnant patients with dysgerminomas present with elevated serum or urine levels of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG). Here, we report a 34 year-old multiparous woman presenting with an abdominal lump, ascites, and abdominal pain with elevated urinary and serum hCG levels. An abdominal ultrasound showed bilateral ovarian mass. An ultrasound-guided, transabdominal fine needle aspiration revealed dysgerminoma with syncytiotrophoblastic giant cells. Bilateral oophorectomy was done and the diagnosis was confirmed on histopathology.

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