Ovarian Steroid-Cell Tumor in Pregnancy - A Rare Occurrence: Report of a Case and Review of the Literature

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Abstract

Background: Steroid-cell tumors of the ovary are very rare, especially during pregnancy, and they must be distinguished from luteoma of pregnancy. Case: An 18-year-old female, gravida 3, para 1-0-1-1, at 38 weeks' of gestation, had an adnexal mass that was discovered incidentally during a Caesarean section. The tumor was excised and her male infant was normal. Results: Histologic workup revealed the tumor to be a steroid-cell tumor, which is exceedingly rare in pregnancy. Conclusions: Ovarian steroid-cell tumors, which are malignant one-third of the time, are difficult to distinguish from luteoma of pregnancy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)351-353
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Gynecologic Surgery
Volume32
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

Keywords

  • ovarian neoplasms
  • pregnancy
  • steroid cell tumor

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