International Journal of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology
2021, Vol. 5, Issue 4, Part D
Case of a rare ovarian tumor: Sertoli - leydig cell tumor
Author(s): Dr. Monica Shriram Patokar and Dr. Shilpa Nitin Chaudhari
Abstract: Sertoli-Leydig cell tumors are germ cell tumor of ovaries. The cancer cells produce and release a male sex hormone which may cause the development of male physical characteristics (virilization), including facial hair and a deep voice. This type of tumor is sometimes called arrhenoblastoma of the ovary or a stromal tumor. Sertoli-Leydig cell tumors are rare tumors which account for less than 0.5% of all ovarian tumors. While they can be found in women of all age groups, they are most common in young women. Here is a case represented of a germ cell tumor in an 18year old patient and the line of management.