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BRIEF COMMUNICATION
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 7  |  Page : 262-264

Steroid cell tumor not otherwise specified of bilateral ovaries: A rare cause of post menopausal virilization


1 Department of Diabetes and Endocrinology, Colombo South Teaching Hospital, Sri Lanka
2 Department of Histopathology, University of Sri Jayawardenepura, Sri Lanka

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Samanthi M. A. Cooray
Department of Diabetes and Endocrinology Colombo South Teaching Hospital
Sri Lanka
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2230-8210.119596

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Steroid cell tumors of the ovaries are rare sex-hormone secreting tumors which are usually benign and unilateral. One previous study has estimated the tumors to be bilateral in 6% of patients. We report a case of post menopausal virilization where tumor histology revealed steroid cell tumor not otherwise specified with benign charactsristics. The presence of tumor in bilateral ovaries made this case unique.


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