The lymphatic spread of ovarian germinal and stromal tumors

R. Musumeci, G. M. DePalo, C. Mangioni, G. Bolis, E. Ratti

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This paper reports the results of lymphography in germinal and stromal tumors of the ovary. The group of patients is made up of 30 cases of germ cell tumors (70% dysgerminomas) and 29 cases of stromal tumors (62% granulosa cell tumors). The overall incidence of metastases was 29 %; 37 % in germ cell and 21 % in stromal tumors. There was bilateral involvement in 41% of the patients with metastases. The para-aortic region alone was involved in 23%, the iliac alone in 18% and both the regions were simultaneously involved in 59%. In 17/30 operated patients (57%) retroperitoneal node biopsies were performed and diagnostic accuracy was 9/10 in the radiographically positive and 6/7 in the negative cases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)22-26
Number of pages5
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1978

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology


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