Postmenopausal ovarian follicle cyst: An unusual cause of estrogen excess

Ronald C. Strickler, Robert W. Kelly, Frederic B. Askin

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Abstract

Six years after menopause, a 61-year-old woman complained of enlarging, tender breasts. The serum follicle-stimulating hormone level was 62 mIU/ml; the serum estradiol value was 91 pg/ml; and challenge with progesterone, 100 mg i.m., induced withdrawal bleeding. Histologic examination of a hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy specimen showed proliferative endometrium and an involuting, luteinized follicle cyst of the left ovary. A follicle cyst causing symptomatic hyperestrogenism after a menopause documented by biochemical tests has not been previously reported.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)318-322
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Gynecological Pathology
Volume3
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1984
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Postmenopausal hyperestrogenism
  • Postmenopausal ovarian follicle cyst

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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