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Indian J Endocrinol Metab. 2013 Dec;17(Suppl 3):S662-4. doi: 10.4103/2230-8210.123561.

Bilateral thecoma presenting as premenopausal hirsutism: Laproscopic removal.

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1
Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.
2
Department of Pathology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.
3
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.
4
Department of Radiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.

Abstract

Hyperandrogenism is a common disorder among women in the reproductive age group. One of the rare causes for androgen excess is sex cord- stromal tumors of the ovary. These are usually unilateral. Here we report case of a 48 year old woman who presented with hyperandrogenism due to bilateral ovarian thecoma. Androgen levels normalized following resection of the tumor. This, to the best of our knowledge, is the first case of bilateral thecoma presenting as hirsutism in a premenopausal woman.

KEYWORDS:

Hirsutism; ovarian; testosterone; thecoma; virilizing tumors

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