CASE REPORT: Sclerosing stromal tumour of the ovary in a postmenopausal woman presenting with virilization
Özhan Özdemir, Cemal Reşat Atalay, Ertuğrul Şen and Esra Özhamam
Sclerosing stromal tumours are rare benign ovarian neoplasms of the sex cord stromal that occur predominantly in the second and third decades of life. To date, fewer than 200 cases have been described in the literature and most patients have menstrual irregularities and pelvic pain. Sclerosing stromal tumours were reported in which the inactive tumours did not represent endocrine clinical symptoms; however, currently according to several reports, it is the active tumour that produce hormones. Only a few cases of virilizing sclerosing stromal tumours of the ovary have been described in the literature and in this report first describes sclerosing stromal tumour of the ovary in a postmenopausal woman presenting with virilization.
Keywords: Ovary, sclerosing stromal tumours, virilization, postmenopausal