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luteoma

 [loo″te-o´mah]
2. nodular hyperplasia of ovarian lutein cells sometimes occurring in the last trimester of pregnancy.

lu·te·o·ma

(lū'tē-ō'mă),
An ovarian tumor of granulosa or theca-lutein cell origin, producing progesterone effects on the uterine mucosa.
Synonym(s): luteinoma

luteoma

/lu·te·o·ma/ (loo″te-o´mah)
1. a luteinized granulosa-theca cell tumor.
2. nodular hyperplasia of ovarian lutein cells sometimes occurring in the last trimester of pregnancy.

luteoma

[lo̅o̅′tē·ō′mə] pl, luteomas, luteomata
Etymology: L, luteus + Gk, oma, tumor
1 a granulosa or theca cell tumor whose cells resemble those of the corpus luteum.
2 also called pregnancy luteoma. a unilateral or bilateral nodular hyperplasia of ovarian lutein cells, occasionally developing during the last trimester of pregnancy.
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Luteoma of pregnancy

luteoma

(1) Luteoma of pregnancy, see there.
(2) Steroid cell tumour of ovary; lipid cell tumour of ovary.

luteoma

Gynecology A non-neoplastic yellow-gray mass seen in pregnancy which measures up to 20 cm in diameter; luteteomas represent hyperplasia of luteinized cells, and involute spontaneously postpartum.

lu·te·o·ma

(lū'tē-ō'mă)
An ovarian tumor of granulosa or theca-lutein cell origin, producing progesterone effects on the uterine mucosa.

luteoma

A collection of multiplied CORPUS LUTEUM cells in the ovary sometimes occurring in the last 3 months of pregnancy. The luteoma occasionally secretes male sex hormones. It is not a true tumour and regresses after the baby is born.

luteoma

1. a luteinized granulosa-theca cell tumor.
2. nodular hyperplasia of ovarian lutein cells, sometimes occurring in the last trimester of pregnancy.
References in periodicals archive ?
Prenatal diagnosis of female pseudohermaphroditism associated with bilateral luteoma of pregnancy.
Maternal luteoma ofpregnancy presenting with virilization of the female infant.
Virilization of mother and fetus associated with luteoma of pregnancy: a case report with endocrinologic studies.
Macroscopically, pregnancy luteomas are solid masses that may be mistaken for ovarian neoplasms because of this feature.
Pregnancy luteomas are generally thought to arise from nodular hyperplasia of theca interna cells (theca-lutein hyperplasia), (59,67,69) although others (56) have proposed an origin from stromal cells.