Although staining for lipid is certainly usually positive, they are not lipid-rich in the way that the steroid cell tumor of the ovary occasionally is, but rather they typically have cytoplasm with a pale gray appearance (Figure 1, D).
(28) Other neoplasms such as steroid cell tumor are more likely to factor in the differential diagnosis in this situation, but minor foci of typical morphology can usually still be appreciated.
Other ovarian tumors include steroid cell tumor, ovarian luteoma, and Leydig cell tumor.
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An Ovarian Steroid Cell Tumor
Causing Virilization and Massive Ascites.
The differential diagnosis of ovarian clear cell carcinoma includes epithelial ovarian neoplasms (discussed above), dysgerminoma, yolk sac tumor, granulosa cell tumor, and steroid cell tumor
INTRODUCTION: Steroid cell tumor
of the ovary a very rare androgen secreting tumor accounts for less than 0.1% of ovarian tumors.
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.
Collision tumor: serous adenocarcinoma and steroid cell tumor
of the ovary.
An association with pregnancy, multiplicity, mitotic activity and absence of cytoplasmic lipids help to distinguish it from steroid cell tumors
Steroid cell tumors
, usually seen in the 5th or 6th decade, are a virilizing tumor associated, rarely, with Cushing's syndrome.