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Pathology Research International
Volume 2010, Article ID 292606, 3 pages
Case Report

Extraovarian Granulosa Cell Tumor of Mesentery: A Case Report

1Department of Pathology, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences University, Karad 415110, India
2Naniwadekar Hospital, Market Yard, Shaniwar Peth, District Satara (Maharashtra), Karad 415110, India

Received 23 September 2009; Accepted 6 January 2010

Academic Editor: Fadi W. Abdul-Karim

Copyright © 2010 Manjiri R. Naniwadekar and N. J. Patil. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Extraovarian granulosa cell tumor (GCT) is a very uncommon tumor, assumed to arise from the ectopic gonadal tissue along the embryonal route of the genital ridge. A 54 years old female patient presented with a mass and acute pain in abdomen. Exploratory laparatomy revealed hemoperitoneum with a large mesenteric mass measuring 13 × 12 cm in size, showing extensive areas of haemorrhages. Histopathological examination of the excised mass showed features of adult-type GCT. As the patient had a history of hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy 10 years ago for ‘‘leiomyoma’’ with no evidence of GCT of the ovary in the histopathology report, a diagnosis of extraovarian GCT was made. A diagnosis of extraovarian GCT should be carried out after excluding any previous history of GCT of the ovary. Tumor rupture with haemoperitoneum is a well-known complication of GCT. Extraovarian GCT is a rare tumor with only 10 cases reported in literature. The case is presented for its rarity.