A rare case of yolk sac tumor of the vagina: Cytology and histopathological findings

  • Anil Dev Pant Department of Pathology, Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Geeta Sayami Department of Pathology, Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Viswanath Prasad Department of Pathology, Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Anjan Shrestha Department of Pathology, Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal
Keywords: yolk sac tumor, endodermal sinus tumor, pediatric, vagina, germ cell tumor, ?-fetoprotein (AFP)

Abstract

Yolk sac tumors, the most common germ cell tumor in young infants and children, however, are distinctly uncommon site in the vagina.

A baby with bleeding per vaginum since one month presented at 9 months of age with raised Serum α- fetoprotein (AFP) but normal levels of ß-HCG and CA-125 is reported. Fine needle aspiration from the mass yielded material suggestive of a germ cell tumor. The histopathological findings further confirmed the diagnosis of a yolk sac tumor.

Key words: yolk sac tumor, endodermal sinus tumor, pediatric, vagina, germ cell tumor, α-fetoprotein (AFP)

doi:10.3126/njog.v1i2.2402

N. J. Obstet. Gynaecol Vol. 1, No. 2, p. 63-65 Nov-Dec 2006

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Pant, A., Sayami, G., Prasad, V., & Shrestha, A. (1). A rare case of yolk sac tumor of the vagina: Cytology and histopathological findings. Nepal Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 1(2), 63-65. Retrieved from https://www.nepjol.info/index.php/NJOG/article/view/2402
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