Sex cord stromal tumors
Leydig cell tumor (hilus cell tumor)
Reviewer: Shahrzad Ehdaivand, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 15 October 2013, last major update December 2012
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- 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
End of Ovary tumor > Sex cord stromal tumors > Leydig cell tumor (hilus cell tumor)
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