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Yolk Sac Tumor of Ovary: Case History: The patient was a young female who presented with progressively increasing abdominal distension and intermittent pain over last several months. The pain had increased in intensity just before presentation. Ultrasound showed a large solid and cystic mass arising in the right ovary. Right oophorectomy was performed.

The gross specimen photograph shows a 25 x 20 x 18 cm tumor with multiple hemorrhagic areas on a tense stretched smooth surface. The cut surface shows multiple small and large cystic areas as well as greyish-white gelatinous solid component. Foci of hemorrhagic necrosis are also present. Microscopic examination showed a yolk sac tumor with characteristic Schiller-Duval bodies.

Case courtesy of: Dr. Sanjay D. Deshmukh, Professor of Pathology, Dr. Vithalrao Vikhe Patil Medical College & Hospitals, Ahmednagar, India.

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