Journal of Cytology
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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 211-212

Germ cell tumor of ovary with plenty of sarcoid like granulomas: A diagnosis on fine needle aspiration cytology

Department of Pathology, J. N. Medical College, Belgaum, Karnataka, India

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Reshma S Davanageri
Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, J.N. Medical College, Belgaum-10, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-9371.101183

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Germ cell tumors of ovary with elements of two or more subtypes are relatively uncommon. Sarcoid-like granulomas are seen in rare association with dysgerminomas, a subgroup of germ cell tumors of ovary, which are again less common. Fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) of the gonadal germ cell tumor, though not performed frequently, is of help when a gonadal mass does not require resection as in lymphoma which can be treated by chemotherapy. FNAC helps to diagnose this tumor and to rule out other lesions, including germ cell tumors. It is also an effective, rapid and reliable procedure for the diagnosis of germ cell tumors.

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