luteoma

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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

(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.
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