Juvenile granulosa cell tumor

Clin Imaging. Jul-Aug 2003;27(4):221-4. doi: 10.1016/s0899-7071(02)00586-7.


Juvenile granulosa cell tumor (GCT) of the ovary is a rare neoplasm occurring in premenarchal girls and young women. Juvenile GCT that occurs in premenarchal girls usually produces sexual precocity as a consequence of estrogen secretion. Juvenile GCTs are more likely to grow to a relatively large size with a much smaller likelihood of peritoneal spread, unlike their counterpart, epithelial ovarian neoplasms. We report the radiology and pathology of a patient with juvenile GCT and review the literature of this rare tumor.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Female
  • Granulosa Cell Tumor / diagnostic imaging*
  • Granulosa Cell Tumor / pathology*
  • Granulosa Cell Tumor / surgery
  • Humans
  • Ovarian Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging*
  • Ovarian Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Ovarian Neoplasms / surgery
  • Radiography