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2016, Volume 32, Number 2, Page(s) 126-129     
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DOI: 10.5146/tjpath.2014.01229
Ovarian Yolk Sac Tumor with Granulomatous Reaction Resembling Tuberculosis A Unique Presentation
Shaista VASENWALA1, Noor Afshan SABZPOSH2, Hena ANSARI1, Nazima HAIDER1, Shazia PARVEEN2, Murad AHMED1
1Department of Pathology, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, AMU, ALIGARH, INDIA
2Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, AMU, ALIGARH, INDIA
Keywords: Ovary, Germ cell tumor, Granuloma, Giant cells

Yolk sac tumors (endodermal sinus tumors) are an important subgroup of germ cell tumors of the ovary. They are seen in young females and are highly aggressive, but respond well to treatment. Although different morphological patterns can be seen on light microscopy, granulomatous reaction and giant cells are a very rare occurrence. We report the case of a young female with ovarian yolk-sac tumor in which a widespread granulomatous reaction was seen, causing a diagnostic dilemma.

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