IMR Press / EJGO / Volume 2 / Issue 2 / pii/1981013

European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology (EJGO) is published by IMR Press from Volume 40 Issue 1 (2019). Previous articles were published by another publisher on a subscription basis, and they are hosted by IMR Press on as a courtesy and upon agreement with S.O.G.

Original Research

Endodermal sinus tumor of the ovary

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1 Institute of Obstetrics and Gynecology University of Palerme, Italy
2 Institute of Pathological Anatomy II University of Palerme, Italy
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 1981, 2(2), 64–69;
Published: 10 June 1981

Endodermal sinus tumor (EST) of the ovary is a germ cell tumor that is now recognized more frequently than in the past. Since problems concerning natural history, prognosis and therapy of these neoplasms are not entirely resolved, it should be underlined the need to report new cases. The authors describe four cases of EST with reference to serial alphafetoprotein determination by radioimmunoassay; they also emphasize the importance of this technique as a very sensitive method in monitoring therapy and in detecting recurrences of disease even before any clinical evidence.

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