Definition of Yolk Sac Tumor

A non-seminomatous malignant germ cell tumor composed of primitive germ cells. It is the most common malignant germ cell tumor in the pediatric population. It occurs in the infant testis, ovary, sacrococcygeal region, vagina, uterus, prostate, abdomen, liver, retroperitoneum, thorax, and pineal/third ventricle. The tumor mimics the yolk sac of the embryo and produces alpha-fetoprotein (AFP). treatment includes: surgical resection, radiation, and chemotherapy. This tumor is very responsive to chemotherapy regimens that include cisplatinum.

Yolk Sac Tumor is from the group

Malignant Germ Cell Neoplasm

Other Names for Yolk Sac Tumor

Yolk Sac Tumor
Endodermal Sinus Neoplasm
Endodermal Sinus Tumor
Yolk Sac Neoplasm
Yolk Sac Tumour Site Unspecified

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