What is the role of lipoid cell 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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Lipoid cell tumors are of 2 histologic types: adrenal-like cells (in younger patients) and hilar or Leydiglike cells (in older patients). These tumors are usually palpable but are seldom malignant. Ovarian tumors, which are even less frequently encountered, include dysgerminomas, Brenner tumors, and cystic granulosa-theca cell tumors.


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