hyperthecosis


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hyperthecosis

 [hi″per-the-ko´sis]
hyperplasia and excessive luteinization of the cells of the inner stromal layer of the ovary.

hy·per·the·co·sis

(hī'pĕr-thē-kō'sis),
Diffuse hyperplasia of the theca cells of the graafian follicles.

hyperthecosis

/hy·per·the·co·sis/ (-the-ko´sis) hyperplasia and excessive luteinization of the cells of the inner stromal layer of the ovary.

hyperthecosis

A condition occurring in ♀, age 20-30, characterized by hyperplasia of the theca interna of a maturing ovarian follicle, often with hirsutism and amenorrhea. See Hirsutism.

hy·per·the·co·sis

(hī'pĕr-thē-kō'sis)
Diffuse hyperplasia of the thecal cells of the graafian follicles.

hyperthecosis

hyperplasia and excessive luteinization of the cells of the inner stromal layer of the ovary.
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Ovarian hyperthecosis was ruled out due to the fact that there were no signs of enlarged ovaries and her clinical findings did not suggest ovarian hyperthecosis.
Discrete nests of luteinized cells are seen in some places which is suggestive of ovarian hyperthecosis (Figure 3).
RESULTS: The woman described in this report was found to have ovarian hyperthecosis and HAIR --AN Syndrome (Hyperandrogenemia, Insulin resistance and Acanthosis nigricans).
DISCUSSION: Ovarian hyperthecosis or stromal hyperthecosis with HAIR--AN Syndrome is a rare disorder clinically similar to PCOS but with greater intensity of androgenisation and is associated with insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes.
The ovarian secretion of large amounts of androgens in women with hyperthecosis means that peripheral estrogen production is increased.
Nagamani M, Dinh TV, Kelver ME, Hyperinsulinemia in hyperthecosis of ovaries, Fertile Sterile 36:326, 1981.
Goldman JM, Kapadia LJ, Virilization in a postmenopausal woman due to ovarian stromal hyperthecosis.

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