ⓘ Luteoma

                                     

ⓘ Luteoma

A luteoma is a tumor that occurs in the ovaries during pregnancy. It is associated with an increase of sex hormones, primarily progesterone and testosterone. The size of the tumor can range from 1 to 25 cm in diameter, but is usually 6 to 10 cm in diameter and can grow throughout the duration of the pregnancy. However, luteomas are benign and resolve themselves after delivery. This type of tumor is rare with only about 200 documented cases, many of these cases were detected accidentally, so the actual rate of occurrence may be higher. The most obvious symptom of a luteoma is masculinization of the mother and the possible masculinization of the fetus. This occurs because of the release of testosterone by the luteoma. Testosterone is a sex hormone most abundant in men although small amounts are naturally present in women. Testosterone is responsible for the male characteristics such as deepening of the voice, growth of dark hair, and acne. While not life-threatening, the development of male characteristics associated with luteomas can cause visible changes in the mother and can have drastic effects on the formation of the fetus. Luteomas can cause the fetus to be born with an ambiguous sex, which, depending on how the parents prefer to raise the infant, may result in the parents choosing a sex for the fetus.

Luteomas can be associated with disorders of sexual development, formerly known as the psevdogermafroditizm.

                                     
  • periods Healthier lifestyle. Other conditions include: Ovarian cancer Luteoma Hypogonadism Hyperthecosis Endometriosis: Symptoms, causes, and treatments
  • MeSH C19.344.410.398 - - - granulosa cell tumor MeSH C19.344.410.464 - - - luteoma MeSH C19.344.410.531 - - - meigs syndrome MeSH C19.344.410.648 - - - sertoli - leydig
  • hyperplasia syndrome, pituitary basophilism, ovarian hyperthecosis, stromal luteoma ovarian dermoid cysts, Prader - Willi syndrome, and Alstrom syndrome. Acanthosis
  • 630.705.398 - - - granulosa cell tumor MeSH C13.371.056.630.705.464 - - - luteoma MeSH C13.371.056.630.705.531 - - - meigs syndrome MeSH C13.371.056.630.705
  • deficiency Glucocorticoid receptor mutations Maternal virilizing tumor e.g. luteoma Increased androgen exposure in utero, not otherwise specified e.g. androgenic
  • malignant M8601 0 Thecoma, luteinized M8602 0 Sclerosing stromal tumor M8610 0 Luteoma NOS Luteinoma M8620 1 Granulosa cell tumor, NOS adult type M8620 3 Granulosa