Dysgerminoma Markers




A dysgerminoma is a type of germ cell ovarian neoplasm, and is the most common type of malignant germ cell ovarian carcinoma. Most dysgerminomas occur in adolescence and early adult life; about 5% occur in pre-pubertal children. Dysgerminoma is extremely rare after age 50.




LDH (lactic dehydrogenase)

  • the first report to document the utility of serial LDH measurements in detecting disease recurrence in patients with ovarian dysgerminoma. PMID: 1541442

  • can be considered as an enzymatic tumor marker of ovarian dysgerminoma, for diagnosis, prognosis, and surveillance. PMID: 6469085