Bilateral ovarian stromal hyperplasia concealing a nonhilar, pure stromal-Leydig cell tumor: A case report

Albert Oler, Manvinder Singh, Serdar H. Ural

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BACKGROUND: Of ovarian stromal tumors containing Leydig cells, nonhilar, pure stromal-Leydig cell tumor is rare. CASE: An obese, diabetic, borderline hypertensive 41-year-old woman with a five-year history of oligomenorrhea and arnenorrhea presented with complaints of masculinization. Physical examination revealed hirsutism and an enlarged clitoris. The only abnormal serum marker was elevated testosterone. At laparotomy both ovaries were enlarged and suspected to have bilateral stromal hyperthecosis. Histology revealed stromal hyperplasia along with a 1.5-cm, testosterone-producing pure stromal-Leydig cell tumor of the right ovary. CONCLUSION: Bilateral ovarian enlargement secondary to stromal hyperplasia in patients with masculinizing signs can conceal a small, unilateral pure stromal-Leydig cell tumor.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)563-566
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Reproductive Medicine for the Obstetrician and Gynecologist
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 1999
Externally publishedYes



  • Hyperplasia
  • Leydig cell tumor
  • Nonhilar
  • Ovarian diseases
  • Ovarian neoplasms
  • Pure stromal-Leydig cell tumor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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