Sertoli-leydig cell tumors

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Sertoli-leydig cell tumors

Sertoli-Leydig cell tumors are a cancer that starts in the female ovaries. The cancer cells produce and release a male sex hormone which may cause the development of male physical characteristics (virilization), including facial hair and a deep voice.  This type of tumor is sometimes called arrhenoblastoma of the ovary or a stromal tumor.  Sertoli-Leydig cell tumors are rare tumors which account for less than 0.5% of all ovarian tumors. While they can be found in women of all age groups, they are most common in young women. Treatment involves surgery and chemotherapy or radiation if the cancer has spread. Because Sertoli-Leydig cell tumors have a low chance of spreading, if the tumor is found early, chances for survival are good.
 

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The terms "Sertoli-leydig cell tumors" returned 12 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Clinicopathologic features of ovarian Sertoli-Leydig cell tumors.
 

Author(s): Hai-Yan Zhang, Jia-Er Zhu, Wen Huang, Jin Zhu

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Ovarian Stertoli-Ledig cell tumor (SLCT) is a rare type of sex cord-stromal tumor of the ovary. The present study was to evaluate clinicalopahologic features and prognosis of patients with Sertoli-Leydig cell tumor treated by surgery and adjuvant chemotherapy during short term follow-up.

Last Updated: 17 Nov 2014

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Sertoli-Leydig cell tumors of the ovary: a Taiwanese Gynecologic Oncology Group study.
 

Author(s): Chia-Sui Weng, Min-Yu Chen, Tao-Yeuan Wang, Hsiao-Wen Tsai, Yao-Ching Hung, Ken-Jen Yu, Ying-Cheng Chiang, Hao Lin, Chien-Hsing Lu, Hung-Hsueh Chou

Journal: Taiwan J Obstet Gynecol. 2013 Mar;52(1):66-70.

 

To report the natural history and prognosis of the uncommon Sertoli-Leydig cell tumor (SLCT) of the ovary.

Last Updated: 3 Apr 2013

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Treatment of high risk Sertoli-Leydig cell tumors of the ovary using a gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) analog.
 

Author(s): Harsha Prasada Lashkari, Ruth Nash, Assunta Albanese, Bruce Okoye, Robert Millar, Kathy Pritchard-Jones

Journal: Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2013 Jun;60(6):E16-8.

 

Sertoli-Leydig cell tumors are rare ovarian neoplasms. We report two unusual cases with bilateral SLCTs suggesting evidence of genetic predisposition and at high risk of recurrence. To reduce this risk, we exploited the use of GnRH analog to lower gondadotropin and potentially directly ...

Last Updated: 17 Apr 2013

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Paclitaxel and Carboplatin or Bleomycin Sulfate, Etoposide Phosphate, and Cisplatin in Treating Patients With Advanced or Recurrent Sex Cord-Ovarian Stromal Tumors
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Ovarian Granulosa Cell Tumor; Ovarian Gynandroblastoma; Ovarian Sertoli-Leydig Cell Tumor; Ovarian Sex Cord Tumor With Annular Tubules; Ovarian Sex Cord-Stromal Tumor; Ovarian Sex Cord-Stromal Tumor of Mixed or Unclassified Cell Types; Ovarian Steroid Cell Tumor

 

Last Updated: 16 Mar 2016

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Elucidating the Genetic Basis of the Pleuropulmonary Blastoma (PPB) Familial Cancer Syndrome
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Pleuropulmonary Blastoma; Cystic Nephroma; Sertoli-Leydig Cell Tumor of Ovary; Medulloepithelioma; Embryonal Rhabdomyosarcoma of Cervix; Goiter; Sarcoma; Pineoblastoma; Pituitary Tumors; Wilms Tumor

 

Last Updated: 11 Dec 2015

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DICER1-related Pleuropulmonary Blastoma Cancer Predisposition Syndrome: A Natural History Study
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Pleuropulmonary Blastoma; Cystic Nephroma; Ovarian Sertoli-Leydig Cell Tumors; Ocular Medulloepithelioma; Nasal Chondromesenchymal Hamartoma

 

Last Updated: 26 May 2016

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