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Yolk sac tumor of vagina.

In Indian Journal of Pediatrics
By: Deshmukh C.
Contributor(s): Kurkure PA | Bhagwat R | Bakshi A | .
Material type: materialTypeLabelArticleSeries: Vol 72 Issues 4.Publisher: 2005Description: 367.Subject(s): Tumour vagina, Vaginal tumour, vaginal tumour, India, yolk sac tumours, Yolk sac tumors, pediatric tumor, Children yolk sac tumours | NeoplasmsDDC classification: In: Indian Journal of PediatricsSummary: Yolk sac tumors are common in children. By virtue of being chemosensitive, they are amenable to cure by chemotherapy alone and radical surgery is often not required> yolk sac tumors occurring in the vagina are rare and thus may not be recognised early or may be inadvertently subjected to radical surgery. The authors report a case that presented to them after radical surgery with elevated Aplha-fetoprotein level is reported. The management of this case and review of the relevant literature are discussed here. (Complete version of this article is available online at http://www.ijppediatricsindia.org - Indian J Pediatri 72(4):e48-49).
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Yolk sac tumors are common in children. By virtue of being chemosensitive, they are amenable to cure by chemotherapy alone and radical surgery is often not required> yolk sac tumors occurring in the vagina are rare and thus may not be recognised early or may be inadvertently subjected to radical surgery. The authors report a case that presented to them after radical surgery with elevated Aplha-fetoprotein level is reported. The management of this case and review of the relevant literature are discussed here. (Complete version of this article is available online at http://www.ijppediatricsindia.org - Indian J Pediatri 72(4):e48-49).

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