A renin secreting ovarian steroid cell tumour associated with secondary polycythaemia

@inproceedings{Milligan1998ARS,
  title={A renin secreting ovarian steroid cell tumour associated with secondary polycythaemia},
  author={Don W Milligan and Guilherme Jos{\'e} Morgan and Julie Crocker},
  year={1998}
}
A 67 year old woman presented with dry skin, facial hair, hoarse voice, and weight gain. She was hypertensive (168/ 96 mm Hg), her haemoglobin concentration was 19 g/l, and haematocrit was 55.7%. The diagnosis of probable secondary polycythaemia was made. Blood testosterone concentration was 44 nmol/l (normal < 5) and was not suppressed by dexamethasone, suggesting a neoplastic source rather than a pituitary abnormality. Transvaginal ultrasound revealed a hypoechoic solid mass in the left ovary… CONTINUE READING