Growing adrenal mass misdiagnosed as the cause of hirsutism in a patient with an ovarian Leydig cell tumor

Oncology
Case Report
10.1102/1470-5206.2009.0012
9
42-44
Growing adrenal mass misdiagnosed as the cause of hirsutism in a patient with an ovarian Leydig cell tumor

A case is described involving a 71-year-old hirsute woman with a growing adrenal tumor and a high serum testosterone level, which did not normalize after adrenalectomy. Following this she was found to have a testosterone-producing ovarian Leydig cell tumor. This case provides key features that can help distinguish adrenal and ovarian causes of hirsutism.

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Editor-in-Chief

Frank Cross
Consultant Vascular and General Surgeon
The London Clinic, UK

Editors

Neil Barnes
Consultant Physician
Barts Health NHS Trust, London, UK
Ali Jawad
Professor of Rheumatology
Barts Health NHS Trust, London, UK

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