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lu·te·i·nize

(lū'tē-ĭ-nīz),
To form luteal tissue.

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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Microscopic examination reveals well-circumscribed nodules of steroid hormone-producing cells, intermediate in size between luteinized granulosa cells and luteinized theca interna cells.
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.