Steroid secretion by a lipoid cell tumor causing virilization and its diagnosis with computerized tomography.

Abstract

Presented is the case of a virilized woman with a lipoid cell tumor of the ovary localized by computerized tomography. The major secretory products of the tumor were testosterone and estradiol; the production of androgens was responsible for the clinical features and hindered the effects of estrogens. Elevated levels of estradiol indicated important ovarian aromatase activity as reflected by large ovarian-peripheral venous gradients.

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@article{Fonseca1985SteroidSB, title={Steroid secretion by a lipoid cell tumor causing virilization and its diagnosis with computerized tomography.}, author={Mar{\'i}a Eugenia Fonseca and Onelio Carballo and Carolina Bothe Gonzalez and E Aguilar-Parada and Andr{\'e}s Villegas and Arturo Zarate}, journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology}, year={1985}, volume={153 7}, pages={797-8} }