Sex Cord-Stromal Tumors

  • Robert E. Scully


This category of ovarian neoplasms includes all those that contain granulosa cells, theca cells and their luteinized derivatives, Sertoli cells, Leydig cells, and fibroblasts of gonadal stromal origin, singly or in various combinations and in varying degrees of differentiation. The generic terms that have been most widely applied to these tumors reflect differing views of gonadal embryology. Those investigators who are convinced that all the cell types listed above, including granulosa and Sertoli cells, are derived from the mesenchyme or “specialized stroma” of the genital ridge have proposed the terms mesenchymomas3 and gonadal stromal tumors for these neoplasms.25,26


Granulosa Cell Sertoli Cell Leydig Cell Theca Cell Granulosa Cell Tumor 
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