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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    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
    Issue number10
    StatePublished - Oct 3 2015


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

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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