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Sertoli-Leydig cell tumour: a rare cause of androgenic alopecia in post-menopausal women

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S Siyambalapitiya ,

North Colombo Teaching Hospital, Ragama,, LK
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J Fernado,

National Hospital of Sri Lanka, Colombo, LK
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RNG Rajapakse

North Colombo Teaching Hospital, Ragama,, LK
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Abstract

Objective: Sertoli-Leydig cell tumour (SLCT) is a rare ovarian tumour often detected in young females between the ages of 20 and 30 years who usually presents with virilising features. We are describing an unusual case of Sertoli-Leydig cell tumour in a 57 year old postmenopausal woman who presented with progressive male pattern hair loss. She had high testosterone levels with poor response to medical therapy and underwent bilateral oophorectomy. Histology showed a Sertoli-Leydig cell tumour in the right ovary with benign characteristics and surgery resulted in an almost complete cure for the patient.

Sri Lanka Journal of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism 2012; 2: 111-113

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4038/sjdem.v2i2.4782
How to Cite: Siyambalapitiya, S., Fernado, J. & Rajapakse, R., (2012). Sertoli-Leydig cell tumour: a rare cause of androgenic alopecia in post-menopausal women. Sri Lanka Journal of Diabetes Endocrinology and Metabolism. 2(2), pp.111–113. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sjdem.v2i2.4782
Published on 18 Oct 2012.
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