Jan 1, 1977

Endodermal sinus tumor of the ovary and alpha fetoprotein: a case report

Journal of Surgical Oncology
J H ThomasW R Jewell

Abstract

Yolk sac tumors of the ovary are associated with elevations in serum levels of alpha fetoprotein (AFP). Thus, an antigenic marker is provided for evaluating therapeutic results in selected patients. A patient with a pure endodermal sinus tumor of the ovary is presented who underwent serial determinations of AFP. The effectiveness and limitations of serial AFP levels as demonstrated by this case are discussed in addition to the surgical and chemotherapeutic management of patients with yolk sac tumor of the ovary.

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Ovarian Diseases
Both Ovaries
Ovarian Neoplasm
Ovary
Polychemotherapy
Neoplasm of Uncertain or Unknown Behavior of Ovary
Entire Ovary
Endodermal Sinus Tumor of Ovary
Alpha One Fetoprotein Measurement
Alpha-Fetoproteins

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