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WHO Classification of Tumours
Dysgerminoma
Ovary


Definition

A malignant germ cell tumor characterized by the presence of a monotonous primitive germ cell population. The neoplastic cells form aggregates and have an abundant pale cytoplasm and uniform nuclei. The aggregates of the germ cells are separated by fibrous septa which contain inflammatory cells, mostly T-lymphocytes. It responds to chemotherapy and radiotherapy.