"Dysgerminoma" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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A malignant ovarian neoplasm, thought to be derived from primordial germ cells of the sexually undifferentiated embryonic gonad. It is the counterpart of the classical seminoma of the testis, to which it is both grossly and histologically identical. Dysgerminomas comprise 16% of all germ cell tumors but are rare before the age of 10, although nearly 50% occur before the age of 20. They are generally considered of low-grade malignancy but may spread if the tumor extends through its capsule and involves lymph nodes or blood vessels. (Dorland, 27th ed; DeVita Jr et al., Cancer: Principles & Practice of Oncology, 3d ed, p1646)
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Primary mediastinal seminoma with 67Gallium total body scan: a case report. J Urol. 1981 Oct; 126(4):560-2.
A morphologic classification and incidence of spontaneous ovarian neoplasms in three strains of mice. J Natl Cancer Inst. 1981 Sep; 67(3):693-702.