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Pronunciation: go-nad'o-blas-to'ma

Definition: Benign neoplasm composed of germ cells, sex cord derivatives, stromal cells; appears in cases of mixed or pure gonadal dysgenesis; usually small (1–3 cm) and partially calcified, but may give rise to malignant germ-cell tumors, most often seminoma/dysgerminoma or embryonal.

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