Sex cord-stromal tumours

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Sex cord tumour with annular tubules (SCTAT), a type of sex cord stromal tumour. H&E stain.

Sex cord-stromal tumours (abbreviated SCSTs) are a group of tumours found in the testis and ovary that arise from the cells that support the germ cells.

They are typically benign, but may be malignant.

Some tumours classically found in the testis are also found in the ovary.



Arise from gonadal stroma:



See also


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  2. Sironi, M.; Santangelo, M.; Pasquinelli, G.; Spinelli, M. (Feb 2001). "[Benign unclassified tumor of the gonadal stroma: importance of alpha-inhibin expression].". Pathologica 93 (1): 50-6. PMID 11294020.