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lu·te·i·nize

(lū'tē-ĭ-nīz),
To form luteal tissue.
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luteinize

(lo͞o′tē-ə-nīz′)
v. lutein·ized, lutein·izing, lutein·izes
v.tr.
To cause the production of a corpus luteum in.
v.intr.
To develop into or become part of the corpus luteum.

lu′te·in·i·za′tion (-ə-nĭ-zā′shən) n.
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The differential diagnosis includes sex cord-stromal tumors such as luteinized thecoma, steroid cell tumor, and hilus cell tumor and metastatic neoplasms such as carcinomas and melanoma.
Another benign lesion of the ovary that occurs during pregnancy and may be mistaken for a neoplasm is an uncommon, large, unilocular cyst first described by Clement and Scully (71) in 1980 as large solitary luteinized follicle cyst of pregnancy and puerperium.
Microscopic examination reveals 1 to 10 layers of luteinized cells, presumably granulosa cells, without a clear distinction between the granulosa and theca lutein layers.
The granulosa cells are smaller, more uniform, and without pleomorphism and are usually not strikingly luteinized; they form Call-Exner bodies and have grooved nuclei when of adult type.