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Clinical and Pathological Predictive Factors in Women with Adult-type Granulosa Cell Tumor of the Ovary

Villella, J.
Kaul, S.
Lele, S.
Marchetti, D.
Natiella, J.
Odunsi, K.
Published in International Journal of Gynecological Pathology. 2007, vol. 26, no. 2, p. 154-159
Abstract Granulosa cell tumor (GCT) is a rare neoplasm hallmarked by a very indolent course and late recurrences. Although numerous clinical and pathological parameters have been implicated as prognostic factors for GCT, their role remains controversial. We performed a retrospective study at our institution where we identified 48 patients with GCT from our tumor registry. Demographic and clinical course information was recorded from the medical record. Twenty of 48 formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded blocks were retrieved from archived specimens. Pathological parameters such as nuclear atypia, mitotic count, Ki-67 index using immunohistochemistry, and quantitative DNA ploidy were performed. DNA aneuploidy by quantitative method was associated with patients' overall survival. The degree of nuclear atypia, mitotic count, Ki-67 index, and DNA aneuploidy was not predictive of tumor recurrence. Multi-institutional collaboration is imperative to create a comprehensive national database for investigation into ways that may better indicate prognosis in these patients.
PMID: 17413982
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VILLELLA, J. et al. Clinical and Pathological Predictive Factors in Women with Adult-type Granulosa Cell Tumor of the Ovary. In: International Journal of Gynecological Pathology, 2007, vol. 26, n° 2, p. 154-159. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:28215

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