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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



sex cord-gonadal stromal tumor  listen  (… kord-goh-NA-dul STROH-mul TOO-mer)

  A rare type of cancer that forms in the tissues that support the ovaries or testes. These tumors may release sex hormones. Sex cord-gonadal stromal tumors include granulosa cell, Sertoli cell, and Leydig cell tumors. Also called sex cord tumor and sex cord-stromal tumor.