The longest period to recurrence of granulosa cell ovarian tumor: 41 years after initial diagnosis

M. Terzic, I. Likic Ladjevic, N. Ladjevic, S. Terzic, J. Dotlic, N. Arsenovic, A. S. Laganà, A. Vereczkey

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Abstract

Granulosa cell tumors (GCTs) are characterized by slow growth, local spread, and late recurrence. The authors report the case unique for both unusually large dimensions of the recurring tumor and the fact that it was confined only to the omentum, where it has recurred 41 years after the initial surgery including salpingo-oophorectomy. This is the longest reported period from initial diagnosis to the recurrence of GCT. This case report is important as it proves that recurrence of GCT is possible even after an extremely long period of time after the initial surgery, due to the nature of this tumor, and the inhibition of apoptosis process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)800-802
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Gynaecological Oncology
Volume39
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2018

Keywords

  • Apoptosis
  • Granulosa cell tumor
  • Omentum
  • Ovary
  • Relapse

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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