Ovarian dysgerminoma: A case study

Kimberly K. Michael, Kathryn Wampler, Jessica Underwood, Carrie Hansen

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Dysgerminomas are rare ovarian malignancies that primarily affect young women and can occur during pregnancy. Clinically, these tumors present with lower quadrant pain and adnexal mass, and laboratory values may include elevated beta human chorionic gonadotropin (β-hCG) and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH). These symptoms, along with the sonographic findings of a large, solid lobulated adnexal mass in young women, strongly suggest an ovarian dysgerminoma in the differential diagnosis. The majority of these tumors will be diagnosed at Stage IA and will respond well to fertility-sparing surgery. This case report demonstrates both the clinical and sonographic findings unique to this rare type of ovarian malignancy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)327-330
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 19 2015


  • adnexal mass
  • lower quadrant pain
  • ovarian dysgerminoma
  • sonography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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