Cancer Institute A national cancer institute
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Nelson Teng

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  • EPITHELIAL OVARIAN-CARCINOMA IN PATIENTS WITH INTERSEX DISORDERS - THE ROLE OF PITUITARY GONADOTROPINS IN OVARIAN TUMORIGENESIS GYNECOLOGIC ONCOLOGY Miller, D. S., Teng, N. N., Ballon, S. C. 1986; 24 (3): 299-308

    Abstract:

    The common epithelial tumors of the human ovary have rarely been found in the gonads of intersex patients with gonadal dysgenesis or true hermaphroditism. This report describes a patient with ovarian serous cystadenocarcinoma and mixed gonadal dysgenesis (45,X/46,XY) and reviews other reported cases. Intersex patients require early evaluation with treatment based on the karyotypic risk of malignant gonadal transformation. Epithelial ovarian tumors arising in dysgenetic gonads, which lack ova and are incapable of ovulating, provide a unique model for understanding the role of pituitary gonadotropins in ovarian epithelial tumorigenesis.

    View details for Web of Science ID A1986D021200004

    View details for PubMedID 2424810

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