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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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En comparacion con las mujeres embarazadas normales, las personas con luteomas tienen concentraciones sericas mucho mas altas de testosterona, dihidrotestosterona y androstenediona.
El hirsutismo o virilizacion materna esta presente en aproximadamente del 30 al 35% de los casos reportados de luteomas en el embarazo, lo que indica que las concentraciones sericas de androgenos a menudo son bajos o debido a que de forma fisiologica, durante el embarazo hay menos testosterona disponible para los tejidos perifericos.
Normalmente se encuentran de forma incidental durante los estudios de imagen o la cirugia, por lo que el diagnostico directo se realiza solo cuando los luteomas son grandes, causan virilizacion o causan efectos de masa como compresion ureteral, uropatia obstructiva o torsion ovarica.
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.