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CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 98-100

Virilization in a postmenopausal female due to androgen secreting ovarian dermoid cyst


1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, JIPMER, Puducherry, India
2 Department of Pathology, JIPMER, Puducherry, India

Correspondence Address:
Murali Subbaiah
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, WCH Block, 2nd Floor, JIPMER, D' Nagar, Puducherry - 605 006
India
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DOI: 10.4103/jmh.JMH_98_16

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Virilizing ovarian dermoid cysts are very rare. The source of androgen in these cysts may be tumors such as Sertoli–Leydig cell tumor or Leydig cell hyperplasia. A 52-year-old postmenopausal female with virilization was found to have an ovarian dermoid cyst on ultrasound. Her serum testosterone levels were elevated. Leydig cell hyperplasia within the dermoid cyst was found to be the source of androgen in this patient.


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