How are ovarian sex-cord stromal tumors treated?

Updated: Aug 10, 2020
  • Author: Andrew E Green, MD; Chief Editor: Yukio Sonoda, MD  more...
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Although granulosa cell tumors are malignant and Sertoli-Leydig cell tumors less so, they behave in a much less malignant fashion than epithelial ovarian cancers.

Juvenile granulosa cell tumor is usually unilateral and confined to the ovary and can be managed with surgery alone.

For Sertoli-Leydig cell tumors, the surgery is unilateral oophorectomy, and, if patients' childbearing has been completed, total hysterectomy and bilateral oophorectomy is performed. The overall 5-year survival rate is 70-90%.


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