The site of inhibin production in ovarian neoplasms.

  title={The site of inhibin production in ovarian neoplasms.},
  author={Peer Flemming and Wilfried Grothe and Hansj{\"o}rg Maschek and K U Petry and Axel Wellmann and Axel Georgii},
  volume={29 5},
Inhibin, a physiological product of ovarian follicle cells, normally absent in serum of postmenopausal women, is elevated in adult granulosa cell tumours of the ovary. Recently, high serum levels of inhibin were reported in carcinomas and, surprisingly, also in Krukenberg tumours of the ovary. This study attempted to determine the site of inhibin production in primary (111 cases), metastatic (13) and secondary (10) ovarian tumours by using immunohistochemistry. Positive staining in tumour cells… CONTINUE READING