Korean J Obstet Gynecol.  2008 Oct;51(10):1164-1169.

A case of ovarian steroid cell tumor, not otherwise specified with hypertension, obesity, ascites and elevated CA 125

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, College of Medicine, Wonkwang University, Iksan, Korea. h1gkim@chollian.net
  • 2Department of Pathology, College of Medicine, Wonkwang University, Iksan, Korea.

Abstract

Steroid cell tumors, not otherwise specified (NOS), are infrequently encountered ovarian neoplasms. They constitute <0.1% of all ovarian tumors. They usually occur in younger individuals (mean age, 43 years) and, in contrast to other steroid cell tumors, occasionally occur before puberty. The majority of these tumors produce steroids with testosterone being the most common. Various virilizing symptoms such as hirsutism, temporal baldness, and amenorrhea are common in these patients; however massive ascites is an infrequent symptom. We report a case of steroid cell tumor, not otherwise specified, with hypertension, obesity, ascites and elevated CA 125 with brief review of literature.

Keyword

Steroid cell tumors; Hypertension; Obesity; Ascites; CA 125
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