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Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia
Print version ISSN 0100-7203
POLISSENI, Fernanda et al. Hyperandrogenic syndrome in a postmenopausal woman: a case report. Rev. Bras. Ginecol. Obstet. [online]. 2011, vol.33, n.8, pp.214-220. ISSN 0100-7203. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-72032011000800008.
ABSTRACT Hyperandrogenic syndromes include diseases that manifest through an increased biological activity of androgens and that can originate from neoplastic or functional diseases. Androgen-secreting ovarian tumors represent about 1% of ovarian neoplasias. Steroid cell tumors are among the more rare types which account for less than 0.1% of all ovarian tumors. They are usually benign, of small dimensions and unilateral. We report here a rare case of a unilateral steroid cell tumor. A 60-year-old woman was seen after four months of evolution of hirsutism, clitoris hypertrophy and elevation of serum estradiol levels. Her total testosterone and 17-OH-progesterone levels were also increased.
Keywords : Hyperandrogenism/complications; Virilism/etiology; Hirsutism; Ovarian neoplasms/complications; Gonodal steroid hormones; Climacteric; Postmenopause; Case reports.