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Dysgerminoma : Gross

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Dysgerminomas are large (average size 15 cm), lobulated, solid, soft fleshy tumors with yellow-tan or gray-white appearance. The cut surface shows areas of cystic change, hemorrhage and necrosis. The tumors arising in a background of gonadoblastoma often show calcification.

The image shows a dysgerminoma with variably sized yellow and brown tumor nodules. Image courtesy of: Jian-Hua Qiao, MD, FCAP, Los Angeles, CA, USA; used with permission.

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