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Ovarian Germ Cell and Sex Cord-Stromal Tumors

What approximate percentage of all ovarian cancers are germ cell and sex cord-stromal tumors?

a. 0.1 percent

b. 1 percent

c. 10 percent

d. 30 percent

Women with germ cell tumors are diagnosed most commonly during which International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) disease stage?

a. I

b. II

c. III

d. IV

Which of the following invasive cancers is most commonly diagnosed in women during their 20s (third decade)?

a. Germ cell tumors

b. Sex cord-stromal tumors

c. Epithelial ovarian cancer

d. All of these occur with equal frequency.

What is the most common presenting symptom in a woman with a germ cell tumor?

a. Bloating

b. Abdominal pain

c. Abdominal distention

d. Menstrual abnormality

Which of the following is NOT a tumor marker for germ cell tumors?

a. Inhibin

b. Alpha-fetoprotein (AFP)

c. Lactate dehydrogenase (LDH)

d. Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG)

An 18-year-old woman presents with severe, acute abdominal pain. She is found to have a large pelvic mass, and torsion of an enlarged ovary is suspected. During the ensuing surgery, frozen section reveals a dysgerminoma. There is no gynecologic oncologist at your hospital. What is the most appropriate next step?

a. Perform a bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy and close

b. Perform a unilateral salpingo-oophorectomy and close

c. Close ...

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