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Cite this page: Leydig cell tumor (hilus cell tumor). PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/ovarytumorleydig.html. Accessed October 26th, 2016.
Definition / General
- Rare, derived from hilar cells
- Almost always benign
- Call a nonhilar Leydig cell tumor if it occurs in ovarian cortical stroma
- Symptoms: virilization, elevated 17-ketosteroid excretion and unresponsive to cortisol suppression
- Large lipid laden cells with distinct borders; Reinke crystals common