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Korean Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2006;49(4):933-938.
Published online April 1, 2006.
Laparoscopic management of asymptomatic ovarian steroid cell tumors, not otherwise specified: A case report and literature review.
Ja Rang Oh, Si Hyun Cho, Duk Kyoung Yoon, Han Byoul Cho, Kyung Eun Lee, Mi Bum Lee, Soon Won Hong, Byung Seok Lee
1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Yong Dong Severance Hospital, Seoul, Korea. dr222@yumc.yonsei.ac.kr
2Department of Pathology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Yong Dong Severance Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
Abstract
The steroid cell tumor, not otherwise specified, constitutes only 0.1% of ovarian malignancies and was asymptomatic in 3.3-25% In Korea, three reported cases of steroid cell tumors were endocrinologically symptomatic and were managed with laparotomy. However, there was no reports of such case without any endocrinologically symptoms. We present a 17 years old patient with huge pelvic mass that were managed with combined ultrasonographically guided drainage and laparoscopically excision and proven to be an asymptomatic steroid cell tumor of ovary, with brief review of literature.
Key Words: Steroid cell tumor, Laparoscopy, Ultrasonographically guided ovarian cyst drainage


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