Adrenal- and ovarian-vein steroids and LH response to GnRH in two patients with virilizing adrenocortical adenoma studied by selective catheterizations

K. Ruutiainen, K. Satokari, L. Anttila, R. Erkkola

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Abstract

Two women with androgen-secreting adrenal adenomas were studied by selective adrenal- and ovarian-vein catheterization. Blood samples were collected for determination of testosterone, androstenedione, dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate and cortisol. In a preoperative stimulation test with gonadotropin-releasing hormone, the response of luteinizing hormone was enhanced in both subjects. In catheterization studies, the venous gradients for the hormones were not diagnostic for the source of hyperandrogenism in either of the patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)49-53
Number of pages5
JournalHormone Research
Volume37
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Adrenal tumors
  • Female hirsutism
  • Hyperandrogenism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Endocrinology

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