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Medical Term:

granulosa cell tumor


Definition: a benign or malignant tumor of the ovary arising from the membrana granulosa of the vesicular ovarian (graafian) follicle and frequently secreting estrogen; it is soft, solid, white or yellow, and consists of small round cells sometimes enclosing Call-Exner bodies; larger lipid-containing cells may be present.

Synonym(s): folliculoma1

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