Complete Response in a Patient with Granulosa Cell Tumor Treated with a Combination of Leuprolide and Tamoxifen

Keskin S., Bengisu E., Tuzlali S., Aydiner A.

ONKOLOGIE, vol.35, pp.451-453, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1159/000341078
  • Journal Name: ONKOLOGIE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.451-453
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Adult granulosa cell tumors (GCTs) are frequently hormonally active. Thus, hormonal agents have been evaluated for the treatment of advanced-stage or recurrent disease. Case Report: A 39-year-old patient presented with recurrent GCT. The patient received multiple treatment modalities, including surgery and 2 different chemotherapy regimens (cisplatin- and taxane-based). Abdominal computed tomography following these treatments showed local recurrence with multiple implants. The patient's inhibin B level increased to 187 pg/ml at this time. The patient was treated with leuprolide 11.25 mg every 3 months and tamoxifen 20 mg twice daily. The patient's inhibin B level began to decrease after 1 month and returned to normal after 4 months. The patient has been maintained on this treatment for 2 years and has tolerated the drugs well. Conclusion: The combination of leuprolide and tamoxifen had limited side effects in the presented patient and might be a viable treatment option for women with advanced-stage or recurrent adult ovarian GCTs.