Tumour secreting placental alkaline phosphatase is? – Gynaecology MCQ

Tumour secreting placental alkaline phosphatase is?
A. Carcinoid tumour
B. Arrhenoblastoma
C. Granulosa cell tumour
D. Dysgerminoma

Correct answer : D. Dysgerminoma

SeminomaSeminoma of testis: Histologically indistinguishable from dysgerminoma of ovary

  • Dysgerminoma corresponds to seminoma of the testis.
  • It is usually seen in young women or children.
  • It secretes placental alkaline phosphatase.
  • It does not secrete male of female sex hormones.

Ref: Shaw’s Textbook of Gynaecology, 15th edition, p378.
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