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An ovarian steroid cell tumor causing virilization and massive ascites

Authors
 Young Tae Kim  ;  Sang Wun Kim  ;  Bo Sung Yoon  ;  Sung Hoon Kim  ;  Jae Hoon Kim  ;  Jae Wook Kim  ;  Nam Hoon Cho 
Citation
 Yonsei Medical Journal, Vol.48(1) : 142-146, 2007 
Journal Title
 Yonsei Medical Journal 
ISSN
 0513-5796 
Issue Date
2007
Abstract
Steroid cell tumors, not otherwise specified (NOS), are rare ovarian sex cord-stromal tumors with malignant potential. The majority of these tumors produce several steroids, particularly testosterone. Various virilizing symptoms such as hirsutism, temporal balding, and amenorrhea are common in these patients; however massive ascites is an infrequent symptom. A 52-year-old woman with the sudden onset of virilization and massive ascites presented for treatment at Severance Hospital. After clinical evaluation, the patient underwent an exploratory laparotomy and a complete surgical staging procedure. She recovered from the surgery uneventfully and was discharged from the hospital five days after surgery. We present here an unusual case of an ovarian steroid cell tumor, NOS, and a brief review of the literature regarding these types of tumors.
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DOI
10.3349/ymj.2007.48.1.142
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1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Pathology (병리학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology (산부인과학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
김상운(Kim, Sang Wun) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8342-8701
김성훈(Kim, Sung Hoon) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1645-7473
김영태(Kim, Young Tae) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7347-1052
김재욱(Kim, Jae Wook)
김재훈(Kim, Jae Hoon) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6599-7065
윤보성(Yoon, Bo Sung)
조남훈(Cho, Nam Hoon) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0045-6441
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https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/97462
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