Published online 2012 Jul;23(3):201-204
Successful term pregnancies after laparoscopic excision of poorly differentiated Sertoli-Leydig cell tumor of the ovary
Vaidyanathan Gowri, Sreedharan V Koliyadan, Aisha Al Hamdani, Nayil Al Kindy
Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Surgery, and Pathology, Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, Sultan Qaboos University College of Medicine, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman
Ovarian Sertoli-Leydig cell tumors are rare sex cord-stromal tumors, accounting for less than 1% of ovarian tumors. Majority of these tumors are benign and unilateral, only 3-5% are bilateral. These patients present with clinical features of virilization due to excessive secretion of testosterone from the tumor, however 50% may have no endocrine symptoms. We report a case of poorly differentiated Sertoli-Leydig cell tumour in a woman diagnosed during routine investigation of infertility. She had two spontaneous successful pregnancies after tumor excision laparoscopically.
Keywords : Laparoscopy, Malignancy, Pregnancy, Sex-cord stromal tumor