granulosa-theca cell tumor


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granulosa-theca cell tumor

 
an ovarian tumor predominantly composed of either granulosa cells (follicular cells) or theca cells, and often associated with excessive production of estrogen, with hyperplasia of the breast and endometrium and carcinoma of the endometrium. When luteinized, i.e., having cells resembling those of the corpus luteum, it is known as luteoma.
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granulosa-theca cell tumor

An estrogen-secreting tumor of the ovary made up of either granulosa or theca cells.
See also: tumor
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