How are stage I granulosa cell tumors (GCTs) of the ovaries defined?

Updated: Aug 30, 2018
  • Author: David C Starks, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Warner K Huh, MD  more...
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Stage Ia: Tumor is limited to one ovary with an intact capsule. No tumor is present on the external surface of the capsule, and no ascites containing malignant cells are present.

Stage Ib: Tumor involves both ovaries, with intact capsules. No tumor is present on the external surface of the capsule, and no ascites containing malignant cells are present.

Stage Ic: Tumor is stage Ia or Ib with tumor on the external surface of one or both ovaries, or ruptured capsule(s) or malignant cells are present in ascitic fluid or peritoneal washings.


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