Arrhenoblastoma or Sertoli-Leydig cell tumor is a rare androgen secreting ovarian tumor of unknown pathogenesis, has been reported to co-exist with other neoplasms of the female genital tract. Mostly benign, the tumor originates from the ovarian stromal sex cords, its tissue structure being similar to the Sertoli and Leydig testicular cells. Followed in detail, around one-fifth of these ovarian tumors are found to be malignant. We describe a case of slow growing Sertoli Leydig cell tumor presenting with androgenic alopecia and virilization, associated with cervical carcinoma in-situ.

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An Unusual Case of Virilizing Ovarian Tumor Associated With Carcinoma Insitu of Cervix

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P Amaresh Reddy 1 , CV Harinarayan 1 , V Suresh 1 , A Jena 1 , SLM Chandrasekhar 1 , P Rashmi 1 , M Kumaraswamy Reddy 1 , A Sachan 2 , *

1 Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, India

2 Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences, [email protected], India

How to Cite: Amaresh Reddy P, Harinarayan C, Suresh V, Jena A, Chandrasekhar S, et al. An Unusual Case of Virilizing Ovarian Tumor Associated With Carcinoma Insitu of Cervix, Int J Endocrinol Metab. Online ahead of Print ; 7(4):255-258.

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International Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism: 7 (4); 255-258
Article Type: Case Report
Received: September 15, 2009
Accepted: November 5, 2009
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Abstract

Arrhenoblastoma or Sertoli-Leydig cell tumor is a rare androgen secreting ovarian tumor of unknown pathogenesis, has been reported to co-exist with other neoplasms of the female genital tract. Mostly benign, the tumor originates from the ovarian stromal sex cords, its tissue structure being similar to the Sertoli and Leydig testicular cells. Followed in detail, around one-fifth of these ovarian tumors are found to be malignant. We describe a case of slow growing Sertoli Leydig cell tumor presenting with androgenic alopecia and virilization, associated with cervical carcinoma in-situ.

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