Germ Cell Tumour

  • Ranadhir Barua


Teilum (1959) first drew attention to the histological features of a tumour originally described by Schiller in 1939 as mesonephroma, which had a close structural resemblance to the rat placenta. He thought this structural display was an attempt at extra-embryonic differentiation; the tumour was therefore of germ cell origin. He designated the tumour as an endodermal sinus tumour.


Germ Cell Tumour Endodermal Sinus Tumor Radical Vulvectomy Gonadal Tumour Fibrous Septae 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ranadhir Barua
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  1. 1.Department of Histopathology and CytopathologyThe Queen Elizabeth HospitalWoodvilleAustralia

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