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Dysgerminoma MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Dysgerminoma
Tree Number(s)
C04.557.465.330.300
Unique ID
D004407
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D004407
Annotation
coordinate with probably OVARIAN NEOPLASMS
Scope Note
A malignant ovarian neoplasm, thought to be derived from primordial germ cells of the sexually undifferentiated embryonic gonad. It is the counterpart of the classical seminoma of the testis, to which it is both grossly and histologically identical. Dysgerminomas comprise 16% of all germ cell tumors but are rare before the age of 10, although nearly 50% occur before the age of 20. They are generally considered of low-grade malignancy but may spread if the tumor extends through its capsule and involves lymph nodes or blood vessels. (Dorland, 27th ed; DeVita Jr et al., Cancer: Principles & Practice of Oncology, 3d ed, p1646)
Entry Term(s)
Disgerminoma
NLM Classification #
WP 322
Public MeSH Note
79; was DISGERMINOMA 1963-78
Online Note
use DYSGERMINOMA to search DISGERMINOMA 1966-78
History Note
79; was DISGERMINOMA 1963-78
Date Established
1979/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2003/07/09
Dysgerminoma Preferred
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