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1/246. Diagnostic utility of Mullerian inhibiting substance determination in patients with primary and recurrent granulosa cell tumors.

    OBJECTIVES: In this study we evaluated changes in serum Mullerian inhibiting substance (MIS) concentration in a large number of patients with granulosa cell tumors (GCT) to determine whether MIS is elevated at the time of presentation and whether MIS is an index of successful surgical resection and management of recurrences. methods: We retrospectively reviewed MIS levels from 17 subjects prior to tumor resection and studied serial MIS samples from 56 subjects following initial tumor resection. Clinical follow-up information was available for 36 of those with postoperative MIS values. serum MIS was measured by an ELISA. MIS values were compared to a combination of normative values previously established in our laboratory and from more recently obtained samples from older pre- and postmenopausal women, using this assay. RESULTS: serum MIS was elevated pre-operatively in 6 of 8 (75%) subjects with juvenile GCTs and in 7 of 9 (78%) of those with adult GCTs relative to age-matched controls (76% for both types combined). Post-operative clinical correlation was available for 36 patients. There was no clinical recurrence in 21 subjects with normal or undetectable postoperative values, and incompletely resectable tumor or recurrence was identified in 6 of 15 patients with elevated postoperative values. CONCLSUIONS: The results of this study demonstrate that postoperative serum MIS concentrations may be used to evaluate the completeness of tumor removal following initial surgery and that serial MIS determinations may allow the detection of recurrences. ( info)

2/246. Bilateral granulosa cell tumor in a patient with blepharophimosis syndrome.

    blepharophimosis syndrome is a rare, autosominal, dominant ocular disorder and has been reported to be associated with ovarian dysfunction and premature menopause. We report a case of bilateral granulosa cell tumor associated with blepharophimosis syndrome. The combination of the long-term hypergonadotrophism and oocyte depletion associated with blepharophimosis syndrome may have contributed to the pathogenesis of the granulosa cell tumors. In female patients with blepharophimosis syndrome, close gynecologic surveillance should be instituted. ( info)

3/246. radiotherapy for the treatment of metastatic granulosa cell tumor in the mediastinum: a case report.

    OBJECTIVE: We report a case of metastatic ovarian granulosa cell tumor in the mediastinum with a 2-year disease-free interval after treatment with radiotherapy and review the literature regarding the use of radiotherapy in recurrent and metastatic granulosa cell tumor. methods: The patient's medical records, histological slides, and radiological films were reviewed. The pertinent references were obtained using a medline search and cross-references. RESULTS: A patient with Stage 1A granulosa cell tumor developed a recurrence in the retroperitoneum 10 years after initial surgery. She was treated with chemotherapy followed by surgical resection. She subsequently developed metastatic tumor in the mediastinum which responded completely to radiotherapy. She has remained disease free for 2 years since the completion of radiotherapy. CONCLUSION: radiotherapy is a treatment option that should be considered in localized recurrent or metastatic granulosa cell tumor that is not amenable to surgery as it can potentially control the disease for several years. ( info)

4/246. Granulosa-theca cell tumour of the ovaries. A late metastasizing tumour.

    Granulosa-theca cell tumours are ovarian neoplasms of low malignancy with hormone secreting potential, accounting for 2-3% of all ovarian cancers. They have an uncertain clinical course and a potential for late recurrence after surgical removal. Clinical features of a patient presenting with pulmonary metastases 21 years after removal of the primary tumour are described, along with a review of the management options. ( info)

5/246. Extraovarian granulosa cell tumor.

    OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to report a case of extraovarian granulosa cell tumor and to describe its relevance to the histologic origin of granulosa cell tumors and to clinical practice. methods: The clinical course and histopathology of the case were reviewed, and a literature search for other reported cases was performed. RESULTS: A 67-year-old woman presented with postmenopausal bleeding and a pelvic mass. laparotomy revealed a 16-cm mass arising from the right pelvic sidewall, filling the pelvis, and involving the bladder and rectosigmoid colon. Both ovaries appeared normal and were separate from the mass. Pathologic examination revealed granulosa cell tumor. A literature search revealed no recently reported cases of extraovarian granulosa cell tumor. CONCLUSIONS: Granulosa cell tumors can arise in locations other than the ovary and may be derived from the mesenchyme of the genital ridge. women who have undergone oophorectomy may have the potential to develop granulosa cell tumors. ( info)

6/246. monosomy 22 and trisomy 14 may be early events in the tumorigenesis of adult granulosa cell tumor.

    The finding of monosomy 22 and trisomy 14 in a case of adult type of granulosa-thecoma cell tumor and the available information from the literature allow for the hypothesis that, especially monosomy 22, but also trisomy 14, may be early events in the tumorigenesis of adult sex cord-stromal tumors in general, and of granulosa-thecoma cell tumors in particular. ( info)

7/246. Masculinizing granulosa cell tumor of the ovary in a postmenopausal woman. A case report.

    BACKGROUND: A total of 32 cases of virilizing granulosa cell tumors of the ovary have been reported. The current case has some unique features not previously reported. CASE: A 78-year-old woman presented with symptoms and signs of masculinization. A large, painless abdominal mass was discovered. Exploration revealed the mass to be originating in the left ovary, and surgical resection resulted in prompt reversal of the clinical and biochemical hyperandrogenic manifestations. Morphologic studies demonstrated a homogeneous granulosa cell tumor. CONCLUSION: This is the oldest patient on record with a masculinizing granulosa cell tumor and also the only masculinizing tumor presenting with advanced, stage III disease. Such tumors, although rare, should be considered in the differential diagnosis in postmenopausal women presenting with masculinizing symptoms. ( info)

8/246. trisomy 12 in juvenile granulosa cell tumor of the ovary during pregnancy. A report of two cases.

    BACKGROUND: Granulosa cell tumors constitute only 5% of ovarian neoplasms, and their coexistence with pregnancy is extremely rare. Juvenile granulosa cell tumor has a good prognosis if it is confined to the ovary, but this type behaves more aggressively than the adult type at advanced stages. CASES: We report on successful completion of two singleton pregnancies and deliveries of normal infants in two young women with juvenile granulosa cell tumor diagnosed and treated during pregnancy. This tumor has rarely been described in association with pregnancy. The presence of trisomy 12 as a single chromosomal abnormality was detected in these two tumors. Both tumors were localized strictly to the ovary, so conservative surgery was applied and proved sufficient to remove all tumor tissue. Follow-up showed no signs of recurrence 18 and 53 months after the interventions. CONCLUSION: These cases support the contention that trisomy 12 is a nonrandom chromosome abnormality in juvenile granulosa cell tumors and that pregnancy may affect nuclear stability in this tumor. ( info)

9/246. Cytologic features of ovarian granulosa cell tumor metastatic to the lung. A case report.

    BACKGROUND: granulosa cell tumor (GCT) of the ovary is an uncommon but not rare tumor, and the adult type usually affects postmenopausal women. The adult type of GCT has several characteristic clinicopathologic features, including a composition of small, uniform cells with Call-Exner bodies and an ability to metastasize to extrapelvic organs, even several decades after the initial operation. CASE: A 62-year-old female was incidentally found to have multiple shadows in the peripheral portions of both lung fields on roentgenography. She had a past history of oophorectomy for an ovarian carcinoma more than 20 years earlier. A transbronchial lung biopsy series was nondiagnostic. An aspirate obtained by transthoracic fine needle aspiration (FNA) biopsy revealed clusters of rather uniform, small cells with nuclear grooves, suggestive of a metastatic lung tumor. Histologic examination of the lung tissue in comparison with the previous oophorectomy specimen confirmed the impression of GCT metastatic to the lung. CONCLUSION: A preoperative diagnosis of metastatic lung tumor was established by transthoracic FNA cytology. The important cytologic criteria for the differential diagnosis are uniformity of tumor cells, coffee bean-like nuclear grooves and Call-Exner bodies. The possibility of late recurrence of this kind of tumor, even two or three decades after surgical resection, should be kept in mind. ( info)

10/246. hemoperitoneum is an initial presentation of recurrent granulosa cell tumors of the ovary.

    Ovarian sex cord-stromal tumors account for less than 5% of all ovarian carcinoma, of which granulosa cell tumors account for 70%. These tumors have a propensity for indolent growth and late recurrence; they may even occur 25 years after initial treatment. We report a 44-year-old woman with hemoperitoneum (acute abdomen) after initial treatment 10 years earlier for granulosa cell tumor of the ovary. This case re-emphasizes the need for long-term follow-up in patients with stromal cell tumors of the ovary and considers the possibility of recurrence when presented with acute abdomen after conservative treatment. ( info)
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