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Are there different types of ovarian germ cell tumors?

Yes, there are several different types of ovarian germ cell tumors. Dysgerminomas account for 35-50 percent of ovarian germ cell tumors. In 10 to 15 percent of cases, both ovaries are affected. Yolk sac tumors, which are usually restricted to one ovary, are the second most common type of ovarian germ cell tumor. Other types include immature teratomas, choriocarcinoma, embryonal carcinoma, polyembryomas, and mixed germ cell tumors.

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