How are stage III 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 IIIa: Tumor is grossly confined to the pelvis but with microscopic seeding of the abdominal peritoneal surfaces. Lymph nodes are negative.

Stage IIIb: Tumor implants are present on the abdominal peritoneum, none larger than 2 cm in diameter. Lymph nodes are negative.

Stage IIIc: Tumor implants on the abdominal peritoneum 2 cm or more are present, and/or retroperitoneal or inguinal nodes are positive.

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