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luteoma

 [loo″te-o´mah]
2. nodular hyperplasia of ovarian lutein cells sometimes occurring in the last trimester of pregnancy.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

luteoma

(1) Luteoma of pregnancy, see there.
(2) Steroid cell tumour of ovary; lipid cell tumour of ovary.
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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.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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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Pregnancy luteoma is a rare condition of ovary that is preceded by pregnancy.
Features were those of pregnancy luteoma. Sections from fallopian tube showed chorionic villi, haemorrhage, inflammatory cells and decidual tissue, confirming ectopic tubal pregnancy.
Luteoma in ectopic pregnancy is a rare condition and can mimic a solid ovarian neoplasm.
The ultrasonographic features of luteoma of pregnancy have been described as that of a solid mass which can be unilateral or bilateral with either single or multiple nodules.
Pregnancy luteoma represents a physiologic response during pregnancy and often regresses spontaneously in postpartum period.
Luteoma of pregnancy: sonographic findings in two cases.
Several such entities are discussed in this review, including microglandular hyperplasia of the cervix mimicking well-differentiated endometrial and endocervical adenocarcinoma, reactive epithelial changes in the fallopian tubes mimicking adenocarcinoma or carcinoma in situ, atypical and hyperplastic changes in endometriosis, and pregnancy changes in the ovary including pregnancy luteoma and large solitary luteinized follicular cyst of pregnancy and puerperium.
Two such entities that may be mistaken clinically and pathologically for neoplasms are pregnancy luteoma and solitary luteinized follicle cyst of pregnancy and the puerperium.
Pregnancy luteoma is a benign, hyperplastic lesion that may be mistaken for a neoplasm, thus leading to unnecessary oophorectomy.