Sertoli Leydig Cell Tumor of Ovary

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Sertoli Leydig Cell Tumor of Ovary

Mahera Roohi*

Abstract: Sertoli-Leydig cell tumor is a group of tumors composed of variable proportions of Sertoli cells, Leydig cells and sometimes heterologous elements. Most tumors are unilateral, confined to the ovaries, and are seen during the second and third decades of life. These tumors are characterized by the presence of testicular
structures that produce androgens. Hence, many patients have symptoms of virilization depending on the quantity of androgen production.1
We are presenting a case of 16 yrs old girl who presented with symptoms of virilization. She was operated for the ovarian mass. A diagnosis of sertoli-leydig cell tumor was rendered.
Key words: Sertoli-Leydig cell tumor, Androgen secreting Neoplasm, Virilising Ovarian Tumors


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