A case of postmenopausal androgen excess

Irene Lambrinoudaki, Nikos Dafnios, Agathi Kondi-Pafiti, Nikos Triantafyllou, Evangelia Karopoulou, Anastasia Papageorgiou, Areti Augoulea, Eleni Armeni, Maria Creatsa, Nikolaos Vlahos

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Abstract

Ovarian steroid cell tumors are very rare but potentially life-threatening neoplasms. They represent less than 0.1% of all ovarian tumors, typically present in premenopausal women and frequently manifest with virilization. Signs of hyperandrogenism may appear in postmenopausal women due to tumorus and non-tumorus adrenal and ovarian causes as well due to the normal aging process. In any case, steroid cell tumor should be suspected in postmenopausal women who present with rapid progressive androgen excess symptoms. This report describes a case of a 67-year-old postmenopausal woman with signs of hyperandrogenism, where an ovarian steroid cell tumor was diagnosed and treated by laparoscopic bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy and synchronous hysterectomy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)760-764
Number of pages5
JournalGynecological Endocrinology
Volume31
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 3 2015
Externally publishedYes

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Androgens
Hyperandrogenism
Steroids
Neoplasms
Virilism
Ovariectomy
Hysterectomy

Keywords

  • Androgen excess
  • ovarian tumor
  • postmenopause
  • salpingo-oophorectomy
  • virilization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Lambrinoudaki, I., Dafnios, N., Kondi-Pafiti, A., Triantafyllou, N., Karopoulou, E., Papageorgiou, A., ... Vlahos, N. (2015). A case of postmenopausal androgen excess. Gynecological Endocrinology, 31(10), 760-764. https://doi.org/10.3109/09513590.2015.1075500

A case of postmenopausal androgen excess. / Lambrinoudaki, Irene; Dafnios, Nikos; Kondi-Pafiti, Agathi; Triantafyllou, Nikos; Karopoulou, Evangelia; Papageorgiou, Anastasia; Augoulea, Areti; Armeni, Eleni; Creatsa, Maria; Vlahos, Nikolaos.

In: Gynecological Endocrinology, Vol. 31, No. 10, 03.10.2015, p. 760-764.

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Lambrinoudaki, I, Dafnios, N, Kondi-Pafiti, A, Triantafyllou, N, Karopoulou, E, Papageorgiou, A, Augoulea, A, Armeni, E, Creatsa, M & Vlahos, N 2015, 'A case of postmenopausal androgen excess', Gynecological Endocrinology, vol. 31, no. 10, pp. 760-764. https://doi.org/10.3109/09513590.2015.1075500
Lambrinoudaki I, Dafnios N, Kondi-Pafiti A, Triantafyllou N, Karopoulou E, Papageorgiou A et al. A case of postmenopausal androgen excess. Gynecological Endocrinology. 2015 Oct 3;31(10):760-764. https://doi.org/10.3109/09513590.2015.1075500
Lambrinoudaki, Irene ; Dafnios, Nikos ; Kondi-Pafiti, Agathi ; Triantafyllou, Nikos ; Karopoulou, Evangelia ; Papageorgiou, Anastasia ; Augoulea, Areti ; Armeni, Eleni ; Creatsa, Maria ; Vlahos, Nikolaos. / A case of postmenopausal androgen excess. In: Gynecological Endocrinology. 2015 ; Vol. 31, No. 10. pp. 760-764.
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