What is the role of ovarian tumors in the development of hirsutism?

Updated: May 01, 2020
  • Author: George T Griffing, MD; Chief Editor: Michel E Rivlin, MD  more...
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Ovarian tumors may be malignant, and the threat can be serious. Androgen-secreting ovarian tumors are a less-serious threat. The most common among them is arrhenoblastoma, which accounts for less than 1% of all ovarian tumors. In patients with this neoplasm, the serum testosterone level is always elevated, and most patients have amenorrhea and a palpable ovarian mass.


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