Ovarian Malignant Mixed Germ Cell Tumour Presenting as Advanced Disease in an Adolescent Girl

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DD Rasalkar, WCW Chu, FWT Cheng, CK Li

Hong Kong J Radiol 2009;12:85-7

Ovarian malignant germ cell tumours are uncommon and predominantly affect girls and young women. Dysgerminomas (equivalent to testicular seminomas) and non-dysgerminomatous tumours are the 2 most common histological types; the mixed type is even rarer and carries a worse prognosis. This report is of a 15-year-old girl with malignant mixed germ cell tumour who presented with advanced disease. She underwent tumour debulking followed by intensive chemotherapy, and is subsequently in remission.