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Indian Journal of Cancer
Medknow Publications on behalf of Indian Cancer Society
ISSN: 0019-509X
EISSN: 1998-4774
Vol. 46, No. 1, 2009, pp. 64-66
Bioline Code: cn09012
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
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Indian Journal of Cancer, Vol. 46, No. 1, 2009, pp. 64-66

 en Recurrent alpha-fetoprotein secreting Sertoli-Leydig cell tumor of ovary with an unusual presentation
Poli, U.R.; Swarnalata, G.; Maturi, R. & Rao, S.T.

Abstract

Alpha-fetoprotein secreting (AFP) Sertoli-Leydig cell tumors of ovary (SLCT) are now identified as a distinct entity among the uncommon group of sex cord tumors of ovary. We report an unusual case of recurrent AFP secreting ovarian tumors and as ileocecal mesenteric cyst in a 25-year-old patient resulting in difficulty in initial diagnosis of AFP producing SLCT. Although six recurrent cases were described out of the 25 reported cases of AFP secreting SLCTs, this patient with an unusual presentation of recurrence is the second case in the literature to the best of our knowledge.

Keywords
Alpha-fetoprotein, ovarian tumors, Sertoli-Leydig cell tumor

 
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