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LOMAX CHARLES W. MD; MAY, HARRY V. MD; PANKO, WALTER B. PhD; THORNTON, W NORMAN MD, FACOG
Obstetrics & Gynecology: July 1977
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A patient with a progesterone-producing granulosa cell carcinoma is the basis of this report. Seven years after initial surgical therapy pelvic masses were palpated. At laparotomy the recurrence of tumor was confirmed, and many nonresectable metastases were discovered on the surface of the liver and on the mesentery of the bowel. An exceedingly high plasma progesterone level of 6270 pg/ml was obtained in the postoperative period. During 12 months of single agent chemotherapy with melphalan, serial plasma progesterone assays declined to 310 pg/ml. Complete tumor regression was subsequently confirmed by laparoscopy. Evaluation of progesterone levels in patients with granulosa cell tumors is recommended to determine the incidence of this finding and to further assess its value in following response to therapy

© 1977 The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists