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Korean Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2003;46(12):2551-2555.
Published online December 1, 2003.
A Case of Steroid Cell Tumor, Not Otherwise Specified, with Massive Ascites.
Min Kyung Song, Yoon Young Lee, Kyo Young Lee, Ahwon Lee, Jong Gu Rha, Ki Sung Ryu, Ku Taek Han
1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Catholic University Medical College, Seoul, Korea.
2Department of Pathology, Catholic University Medical College, Seoul, Korea.
Abstract
Steroid cell tumors, not otherwise specified, are rare ovarian sex cord-stromal tumors with malignant potential. The majority of these tumors produce steroids (testosterone is the most common) and various virilizing symptoms such as hirsutism, temporal balding and amenorrhea, may appear in patients. Executive history taking, physical examinations, CT or sonography and hormonal studies are helpful in the diagnosis, but the confirmation of diagnosis is made via a staging operation and pathology. Treatments include operation, chemotherapy (i.e., BEP), GnRH agonist therapy and radiotherapy. We experienced a case of steroid cell tumor, not otherwise specified, with massive ascites, and elevated CA125, which we wish to report with a brief review of the literature.
Key Words: Steroid cell tumor, Not otherwise specified, Hirsutism, Ascites, CA125


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