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Endodermal sinus tumor

Endodermal sinus tumor: Introduction

Endodermal sinus tumor: A form of malignant germ cell tumor that occurs mainly in young children. They can occur in the testis, ovaries, uterus, abdomen, thorax, tailbone region, vagina, liver, retroperitoneum and pineal ventricle of the brain. Symptoms will vary depending on the exact location of the tumor. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Endodermal sinus tumor is available below.

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Endodermal sinus tumor: Complications

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Causes of Endodermal sinus tumor

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Endodermal sinus tumor: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Endodermal sinus tumor: Rare Types

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Prognosis for Endodermal sinus tumor

Prognosis for Endodermal sinus tumor: patients usually respond well to combination therapy

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This is the most common malignant germ cell tumor in the pediatric population. Yolk sac tumors arise in the infant testis, ovary, sacrococcygeal region, vagina, uterus, prostate, abdomen, liver, retroperitoneum, thorax and pineal/third ventricle. The tumor mimics the yolk sac of the embryo and produces alpha-fetoprotein (AFP). Treatment includes: surgical resection, radiation and chemotherapy. This tumor is very responsive to chemotherapy regimens that include cisplatinum. - 2002 - (Source - Diseases Database)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Endodermal sinus tumor as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

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More information about Endodermal sinus tumor

  1. Endodermal sinus tumor: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types
  8. Complications
  9. Prognosis

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