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Turkish Journal of Cancer
1995, Volume 25, Number 1, Page(s) 57-61
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Granulosa cell tumor in childhood: a case report
CANAN VERGİN1, NAZAN ÇETİNGÜL1, KAAN KAVAKLI1, FERDA ÖZKINAY1, ŞÜKRAN DARCAN1, SENAY ÖZTOP1, GÜNGÖR NİŞLİ1, EROL BALIK2, YILDIZ ERHAN3
Departments of 1Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, 2Pediatric Surgery and 3Pathology, Ege University Medical School, İzmir-Turkey

Granulosa cell tumors of the ovary in childhood are rare. Five percent of the patients are premenarchal. They are thought to have little potential for malignancy but late recurrences occur and the role of therapy in the management of these tumors is uncertain. A 9-year old girl was admitted to the Department of Pediatric Surgery with acute abdomen findings. At laparotomy, a round 7X9 cm ovarian mass in the right ovary with a smooth surface was observed and salpingo-oopherectomy was performed. Histological examination produced a diagnosis of juvenile granulosa cell tumor. VAC (vincristine, adriamycin, cyclophosphamide) chemotherapy protocol was administered and the patient has remained well, with no evidence of recurrence, over a period of 12 months.

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