Prognostic factors of patients with yolk sac tumors of the ovary.

  title={Prognostic factors of patients with yolk sac tumors of the ovary.},
  author={Akihiro Nawa and Nanako Obata and Fumitaka Kikkawa and Michiyasu Kawai and Tetsuro Nagasaka and Setsuko Goto and Kengo Nishimori and Nariyasu Nakashima},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  volume={184 6},
OBJECTIVE Our purpose was to evaluate the prognostic factors in yolk sac tumors of the ovary. STUDY DESIGN We performed a retrospective review of 47 patients with yolk sac tumors of the ovary from 1979 to 1997. RESULTS Twenty-two patients had pure yolk sac tumors and 25 had germ cell tumors with yolk sac tissue as a component of the disease. The 5-year survival rate in stages I, II, III, and IV was 95%, 75%, 30%, and 25%, respectively. Patients with stage I disease had a more favorable… CONTINUE READING
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