Korean J Pathol.  1989 Sep;23(3):392-395.

Endodermal Sinus Tumor of the Orbit

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  • 1Department of Pathology, College of Medicine, Chungnam National University, Taejeon, Korea.

Abstract

An endodermal sinus tumor is a malignant germ cell tumor that usually arises in the gonads, but on rare occasion occurs in extragonadal locations. Our case was that of a 3 year old girl who complained of a rapid growing orbital mass. On histologic examination it revealed the typical picture of an endodermal sinus tumor and it also disclosed a positive reaction for alphafetoprotein using an immunoperoxidase technique. An orbital exenteration was performed followed by chemotheraphy, but the patient died 5 months after the onset of the disease.

Keyword

Endodermal sinus tumor; Embryonal carcinoma; Orbit
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