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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 185-187

Steroid cell tumor of the ovary – A rare case report and review of literature

Department of Pathology, BLDE (DU) Shri B. M. Patil Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre, Vijayapura, Karnataka, India

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Dr. Vijayalaxmi S Patil
Department of Pathology, Shri B. M. Patil Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre, BLDE (Deemed to be University), Vijayapur - 586 103, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/ijabmr.IJABMR_299_18

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Steroid cell tumors of the ovary are extremely rare, accounting for only 0.1% of all ovarian tumors. Most steroid cell tumors secrete steroid hormones, and only about 10%–15% of patients are asymptomatic. The clinical presentation may take many forms, including abdominal pain, distention, irregular menstrual cycles, and hirsutism. Here, we present a case of a 60-year-old postmenopausal patient who presented with complaints of bleeding per vagina and abdominal pain for 4 months. Ultrasonography (USG) revealed a hypoechoic left adnexal mass measuring 65 mm × 40 mm × 30 mm. Based on these USG findings, the diagnosis of cystic lesion of the left ovary was made. Total abdominal hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy was done, and the specimen was sent for histopathological analysis. On histopathology, diagnosis of steroid cell tumor-not otherwise specified was offered. This case is reported due to its rarity and its unusual presentation, together with a brief review of the literature of the same.

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