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    A 71-year-old woman was referred to the endocrinology clinic to investigate postmenopausal hirsutism with 10 years of evolution. She had history of regular menses and menopause with 50 years old. Physical examination showed a male pattern facies, deepening of the voice, androgenic alopecia and hirsutism with a score of 23 according to the modified Ferriman-Gallwey scale. Testosterone and androstenedione were increased. Transvaginal ultrasound, abdominal and pelvic CT showed uterine fibroids with no pathological findings in the adrenals or ovaries. Since she had postmenopausal vaginal bleeding, uterine fibroids and suspicion of an ovarian source for her hyperandrogenism, total hysterectomy and bilateral oophorectomy were performed. Histopathological diagnosis was a Leydig cell tumour located in left ovary and endometrial carcinoma. Improvement of hirsutism was started to notice 1 month after the surgery and she was referred to the oncology clinic for adjuvant treatment. © BMJ Publishing Group Limited 2021. No commercial re-use. See rights and permissions. Published by BMJ.


    Cátia Ferrinho, Eugénia Silva, Manuela Oliveira, João Sequeira Duarte. Ovarian Leydig cell tumor and postmenopausal hirsutism with signs of virilisation. BMJ case reports. 2021 Mar 17;14(3)

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