Sertoli Leydig Cell Tumors Androblastomas

Sertoli Leydig Ovarian Tumor Ultrasound

Sertoli-Leydig cell tumors (SLCTs) are rare, accounting for 0.2 of all ovarian tumors. Unlike granulosa-stromal cell tumors, they occur principally in women in the reproductive years with 75 occurring before age 40 and occurring less commonly during menopause or childhood. Similar to theca cells, SLCTs are usually hormonally active and secrete testosterone, thus resulting in androgen excess and potential virilization. The cause of SLCTs remains largely unknown because they originate from the...

Detection and Characterization of Ovarian Tumors Role of Ultrasound

Ovarian Cancer Ultrasound

Ultrasound is considered the modality of choice for initial evaluation of an ovarian mass.19 It has been reported that in a setting similar to day-to-day clinical practice, in which the readers were given a brief clinical history of the patients (i.e., age, menstrual status, family history of ovarian cancer, previous pelvic surgery, and presenting symptoms), the experienced readers reached a prospective diagnostic accuracy of 92 , with excellent interobserver agreement (k 0.85). The less...