Sertoli-Leydig cell tumor of the ovary

What is Sertoli-Leydig cell tumor of the ovary?

Sertoli-Leydig cell tumor of the ovary meaning 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). These tumors can be benign, borderline or malignant.

 

reference: national Cancer Institute – Glossary for Registrars

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