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Aminimoghaddam S, Ebrahimi A, Hashemi F. A rare ovarian tumor, leydig stromal cell tumor, presenting with virilization: a case report. Med J Islam Repub Iran. 2012; 26 (4) :185-188
URL: http://mjiri.iums.ac.ir/article-1-1683-en.html
Department of gynecology, Firoozgar Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. , md.a_ebrahimi@yahoo.com.sg
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 Leydig stromal cell tumor is a rare ovarian tumor that belongs to the group of sex-cord stromal tumors. They produce testosterone leading to hyperandrogenism. We present a 41yr old woman with symptoms of virilization and a mass of right adenex via ultra Sonography, and a rise of total and free serum testosterone. An ovarian source of androgen was suspected and a surgery performed. A diagnosis of leydig-stromal cell tumor was confirmed. Our report is a reminder that although idiopathic hirsutism and other benign androgen excess disorder like Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOs) are common, ovarian mass should be considered in differential diagnosis.

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Type of Study: case report | Subject: Gynecology & Obstetrics

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