Sertoli-Leydig cell tumor of the ovary


Sertoli-Leydig cell tumor of the ovary
A rare type of ovarian tumor in which the tumor cells secrete a male sex hormone. This may cause virilization (the appearance of male physical characteristics in females). Also called androblastoma and arrhenoblastoma.

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